Well isn’t it special that Mark McGwire finally found the stones (at least what was left of them) to apologize to the world about his past steriod use. Maybe it’s just the skeptical cop in me, but I find it amazingly coincidental that this “confession” happens during the off-season just before he begins a new position with Major League Baseball as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Gee, do you think he’s really finally getting this “off his chest” after so many agonizing years, or is he actually just performing a cynical public Act of Contrition in order to work again in Major League Baseball after having “redeemed” himself from the obvious black cloud over his head?
The smart money says this PR nonsense is not about true repentance but rather about image rehabilitation, especially since McGwire’s last public appearance before Congress in 2005 was all about non-testifying to the obvious truth regarding steriod use in Baseball: “I’m not here to discuss the past…”
Guess both Selig and La Russa figured that by doing this apology tour he would fool the gullible unwashed. Certainly you can’t have the fans with the money to keep the Enterprise afloat becoming disillusioned with the appointment of an original Steriod Master to “develop” the hitting ability of the Cardinals in 2010.
Well, if nothing else, we now know that there IS crying in baseball after all, even if only crocodile tears. At this point Mark, the time has long passed to talk about the past. You can forget about the Hall of Fame and enjoy your asterisk just like Barry Bonds. Thanks for finally admitting to what the rest of us already knew, but as said by the band Timbaland, now it’s too late to apologize:
You tell me that you’re sorry
Didn’t think I’d turn around and say
That it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
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