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Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:33 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
ScreamingWeasel wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:If he wanted to plead the 5th then he should have plead the 5th. I would respect that more ...


I actually took a day off work yesterday (Thursday) to watch the live coverage.
Watched all 10 hours, switching from ESPN to ESPN2 to MSNBC and finally CSPAN to get it all.

My interest?
Mark McGwire is my favorite baseball player of the past 15 years.
The Sosa/McGwire homerun chase year single-handedly brought baseball back from the strike/no World Series year.
And I, like a whole lot of Americans (admit it), were glued to the chase.
It revived the entire game at a time when baseball was in danger of slipping to 3rd place behind the NFL and, yes, the NBA.

Yesterday.
McGwire broke my heart.
I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Baseball heros have been a big part of my life.
Beginning with Koufax, Drysdale, Mantle, Marris, Ford and Berra.

Unlike most of you, I'm 51 years old.

Laugh if you want.
But Mark McGwire let me down yesterday.
A guilty man.
A broken man.
Still trying to hang on.
And not doing the right thing.

Truly sad to see.


Nice to see you over here SW.

I agree with your comment about the McWire/Sosa chase bringing baseball back for a lot of people. Both guys did a lot for baseball back then.

Unlike you though I am not so much sad as I am angry and embarrassed.

First we find that Sosa has been corking and is a cheater. Then he turns into a bit of a jerk.

Now McWire all but admits taking roids and puts on that shameful display.

I am angry that the chase was probably a big sham perpetuated by a pair of cheaters who fooled us all.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:53 pm

I thought it was really interesting though that Terry Steinbach is backing him up and was saying Big Mac was always in the weight room.

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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:33 pm

Another 1 of my pet peeves is when people say that he worked hard because he was always in the weight room so he can't be juiced. Well, isn't that what they let you do?? People act like you can sit on the couch and take this stuff and get huge. It doesn't work like that. Most of them allow you to work out harder or recover quicker so that you can work out again sooner.
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