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  • Different Take on Mark McGwire

    This explains it all about McGwire. He really was great, but now will never receive the credit not that he deserves, but that he EARNED.

    http://voices.yahoo.com/mark-mcgwire...02.html?cat=14
    Baseball articles you might not like but should read.

  • #2
    I agree with the article. I know he had the natural ability to hit a ton of homeruns, but injuries limited his playing time. He took steroids to overcome the injuries, not to overcome the inability to hit homers. I respect him for admitting it.

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    • #3
      Yeah I dont know about this. I'm sure he did use em to heal faster but he kept using em to break records.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        And by using roids to overcome injuries; he was able to overcome his inability to hit homeruns due to those injuries.

        Seems like a circular arguement....

        So far; effords to divide roiders into 'good' and 'bad' camps is a EPIC FAIL.

        If there's one good thing, it's that Mccwire still isn't in the HOF.

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        • #5
          IMO, the smartest thing Mac did was jump out and admit to using andro. If anything, I think it kept MLB from actually testing him deeper to see what he was really using. Perception is key. When you voluntarily submit information, it can often lead people to look the other way because you're a "good, honest guy". I never bought it and never will.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
            IMO, the smartest thing Mac did was jump out and admit to using andro. If anything, I think it kept MLB from actually testing him deeper to see what he was really using. Perception is key. When you voluntarily submit information, it can often lead people to look the other way because you're a "good, honest guy". I never bought it and never will.
            I wish he would be honest about when he started using and how much it helped him hit 70 homeruns.
            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
              I wish he would be honest about when he started using and how much it helped him hit 70 homeruns.
              I don't remember the exact quote, but I remember Mark saying something like, "this (70 HR record) is going to stand for a while." I love poetic justice. Nothing sweeter that watching his record fall 3 or 4 years later to another user." I respect Barry much more than I respect Mark. Barry was the best player in the world and he was clean. When these much lesser players (McGwire/Sosa) started to blow by him, with MLB and the Players Union doing nothing to protect the clean players, I can understand why Barry joined them. To prove a point.
              "We have a plan; and I like our plan." ...Omar
              "I belive in our minor leagers; and I like our minor leagers." ...Omar

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              • #8
                The point being his ego was the biggest thing in the game?
                Boy, He sure showed 'em, didn't he?

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