I heard a report on the news while driving this morning that I’ve been waiting to hear for years. According to a report Jay McGwire, the bodybuilding brother of former major leaguer Mark McGwire, says he introduced Mark to performance enhancing drugs in 1994. This is noteworthy because it’s a more credible source than Jose Canseco and it also disputes Canseco’s claims that he and Mark had juiced as early as 1988.
I always liked Mark McGwire during his playing days despite the widely held belief that he was juicing. As many baseball fans I lost a tremendous amount of respect for him when he evaded questions by congress. “I’m not here to talk about the past.” What was he thinking he was there to talk about?