Finally, even after denials before Congress Mark “I got records by roids” McGwire comes clean about using steroids during his record-breaking season.
Moreover, why might you ask did he finally break his silence about the past? Because he wants to get back into baseball as a hitting coach of all things for his last team of record the St. Louis Cardinals under one of his biggest coaching supporters Tony La Russa.
One might ask why this is even a topic for me but as a long time poster about sports and a long time believer in honesty among winners, record-holders in sports this has got to be a big issue considering he wants into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
If I had a vote, he would neither get on the ballot nor ever get an opportunity to put his bust into the hall for any reason. There is no acceptable apology especially after testifying before Congress and stating things such as, “I am not here to talk about the past.”
His coming clean now is about pleasing the commissioner so no one waives a big red flag about his becoming a hitting coach because clearly his usage that no one could have doubted. Based upon his size at the time as a hitting coach he could easily lead young players down the same path ruining their futures because of his use in the past.
I am going on the record as stating I do not want this man used by baseball in any manner especially now that he finally came clean to an extent of course not mentioning whether or not he ever used HGH as well.