Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Mark McGwire, to Everyone, for Using Steroids

Baseball fans are not likely to forget 1998, when St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire was duking it out with the Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa in a home-run hitfest. McGwire prevailed, breaking baseball's home-run record first. But in January, the other shoe dropped. McGwire admitted that during that season he was using performance-enhancing drugs. "I wish I had never touched steroids," McGwire said in a statement. "It was foolish, and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era." It sounded a bit like a squirmy child's everyone-else-did-it-too apology, but that didn't prevent McGwire from returning to baseball, as a batting coach for his old team.