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A word on Mark McGwire

Uh, so?

So yeah.  Mark McGwire came clean with his steroid use in the late 1990s early 2000s.  Big Mac sat down with sportscaster Bob Costas and blabbed about the whole dang thang.

“I was given a gift to hit home runs,” he told Bob Costas on MLB Network.

He told Costas that studying pitchers and making his swing shorter led to his increase in home runs and that he could have hit them without PEDs.

“I truly believe so,” McGwire said. “I believe I was given this gift. The only reason I took steroids was for health purposes.”

YAWN!!   Is this really news?  The biggest thing is that people are saying he lied at the Congressional hearing regarding steroid use in baseball.  Um, no.  Mac didn’t say a damn thing during the congressional hearing.  He refused to say whether or not he took steroids during his baseball career. So he didn’t  lie, he just say nada!

So here’s the deal.  I used to work in sports, during this whole fiasco and afterwards. The thing is, STEROID USE WAS NOT BANNED IN BASEBALL DURING THIS TIME! So this whole BS line that he was cheating isn’t quite true.  Is steroid use questionable?  Sure.  But it wasn’t a no-no when he was playing. It’s not kosher now, though.  So don’t get any ideas.

So there you have it.

FRANK DEAN/BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM

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