Words cannot express how little I care about the drugs in baseball hearings.
Just because something happens in front of Congress does not make it news. Think of how many vastly more important things have happened in Congress this year and not made news. Yet for some reason, this is big news.
I can see why CNN and other info-tainment sources would cover this, they'll cover any damn thing. What's more frustrating is the amount of coverage NPR has given to this. I'd expect better from them.