Everyone had a pretty good idea that Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were on something in 1998. What a fun year it was to watch the Cubs play against the Cardinals toward the end of the season. The McGwire & Sosa show captivated baseball fans from coast-to-coast. Home runs a-plenty and drama galore. The stage couldn’t get any bigger, and neither could the players.
There has to be some good reason why McGwire has finally came forward and admitted that he used steroids “off and on” throughout his career. Below are three of the main causes for the admission of guilt.
Now the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach, McGwire could well have been pressured by upper management and/or Tony LaRussa to come clean. McGwire should not be the focal point as a coach who cheated as a player. Unfortunately, the media would attack him at every chance until some sort of confession would be issued.
He thinks it may enhance his Hall of Fame chances. Sorry Mark. Pull out your encyclopedia and look up Pete Rose. Rose admitted guilt beyond reasonable time and is still being penalized for his accomplishments as a player. Even if you can get the Cardinals 1-9 hitters to each knock at least 30 HR’s next season, it won’t matter, because you won’t go in as a coach either. The 30 + percent you have been averaging in vote support will slide to about 20% next year.
The devil made him do it. Bud Selig may have told McGwire that if he wanted back in the game, he better fess up. A prearranged agreement between Selig and McGwire would not surprise me one bit.
How dare anyone question the honesty of Jose Canseco? As far as this blog is concerned, give Henry Aaron his crown back and start a new record book full of drug-abusing prima donnas, and that includes football and basketball. Wasn’t it obvious that McGwire’s face got fatter as he got more muscular? Isn’t it obvious that Barry Bonds’ body has done a complete metamorphisis that Olympic athletes could not achieve cleanly? Can’t wait to see that PSA of McGwire talking about steroid abuse.