The thing that kills me is that millions of people, me included, sat and watched the 1998 MLB season with McGuire and Sammy Sosa slugging it out to break on baseball’s cherished records.
What is even worse is that Sosa was allegedly juiced as well…what is even worse was when Barry Bonds broke the record a few years later he was allegedly juiced as well.
I know baseball and any professional sport have moments where they seem cheapened or less than honorable, but the whole Mark McGwire thing really made me examine my love for baseball and professional sports in general.
“There’s not a pill or an injection that’s going to give me, going to give any player the hand-eye coordination to hit a baseball,” McGwire told Costas.
But…what did it do for you? That is the question that will follow him for the rest of his days about his baseball career.
“I wish I had never played during the steroid era,” he said to the AP.
With that last quote, I say this…me too Mark McGwire…me too.