to steroid use, including 1998
to steroid use, including 1998
He should have come clean years ago. I can't say I sympathize with him much, but I have to give him credit for finally coming clean.Quote:
"I'm sure people will wonder if I could have hit all those home runs had I never taken steroids," McGwire said. "I had good years when I didn't take any, and I had bad years when I didn't take any. I had good years when I took steroids, and I had bad years when I took steroids. But no matter what, I shouldn't have done it and for that I'm truly sorry."
I guess he wanted to wait for the HOF voting one more time
The guilt may have been eating him up.
I give him props for coming clean about it....but this apology was due a long time ago.
Imagine if Ruth, Mantle or Maris would have juiced.
They would have hit over 100.
Any HR record the past 15 years needs an asterisk.
bob costas to interview him ml b network 430 eastern
What gets me is this:
No one held a gun to his head five years ago. He didn't want to talk about it then and that was the smartest move he could make. By pleading the 5th, he couldn't risk perjury. But to say he couldn't do it? That's a cop out and an excuse. I have no sympathy for him, but it's good that he finally admitted it.Quote:
Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago.
I'm sooooooooooooo surprised. I never would have seen this one coming in a million years!
two possible discussion motives on mlb network
1) he wouldnot confess had he not chosen to come back to baseball (harold reynolds)
2) statue of limitatons expired?
just read that on http://stlredbirds.com/2010/01/mark-...o-steroid-use/, Im really glad he finally came clean
I also feel La Russa is not a innocent angel in this
and Pujols, while not proven, certainly has the physique
Wow, on one level, I personally feel betrayed for all the times I defended Big Mac. However, I like many feel relieved that at least he finally came forward and confessed. The interesting part here is the time frame: "I remember trying steroids very briefly in the 1989/1990 off season and then after I was injured in 1993, I used steroids again. I used them on occasion throughout the nineties, including during the 1998 season."
This of course tells us that he did not use during the 1987 campaign when he hit his remarkable 49 homeruns as a rookie. I really don't know what perspective to look through in regards to the remainder of his career, but I know he had the potential to do what he did without the steroids. That is the key word-Potential.
I guess now the second guessing and finger pointing begins anew, and that is sad. Soon the Roger Clemens situation will open back up, and the venom will be worse than ever. Here comes the "I knew it!" crowd. I really hope I'm wrong about it, but I don't think so.
Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Miguel Tejada and even my pick as the greatest pitcher ever in the game Roger Clemens, now is the time. Tell the truth! Let's please put an end to it. Let's move on for Pete's sake!
"Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago.
Us too, Mark. Us too.
... and the truly sad part is that up until this point, there were still sportswriters, fans, and even Baseball Fever members that were in full denial mode.
I'm so over it... So he used steroids. Who's really shocked by this?
You gotta hand it to Canseco, he's book is proving to be almost 100% accurate so far. I'd like to hear his thoughts on Pujols.
Later today LaRussa will release a statement that he's still certain McGwire could have never done steroids and is still upset anyone would think so.
I really don't feel different today than I did yesterday about McGwire.
It's certainly no surprise. I've thought for years that his record was tainted. Roger Maris is still the single-season home run king, and probably always will be. McGwire had a lot of nerve hugging and schmoozing with the Maris family the day he hit his 62nd.