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.
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.
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.