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Thread: STEROIDS in Baseball - Do you Care ?

  1. #1
    You give Love..A BAD NAME
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    STEROIDS in Baseball - Do you Care ?

    McGwire holds firm under oath

    By Chris Jenkins, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON — In the past, Mark McGwire has issued statements that he did not use illegal performance-enhancing drugs as a player. But facing Congressional committee hearings on steroid use on baseball, he was the only player unwilling to make the same claim under oath.
    McGwire became emotional in making his opening statement, saying, "My heart goes out to every parent whose son and daughter were victims of steroid abuse," McGwire said.

    "I didn't come here to talk about the past," McGwire said, noting he would "redirect" his foundation to help prevent youth steroid abuse.

    Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., said he respects the players' right to privacy but asked McGwire and others if using steroids was cheating.

    Said McGwire: "That's not for me to determine."

    Answered McHenry: "For you, individually, is it cheating?"

    Said McGwire: "That's not for me to determine."

    McHenry asked McGwire what his message would be as an anti-steroid spokesman. "Steroids is bad," McGwire answered. "Don't do 'em."

    "How do you know they're bad?" McHenry said, asking if McGwire had seen their effects on others. "I've accepted, by my attorney's advice, not to comment on that issue," McGwire said.

    McGwire's final challenge came from William Clay, D-Mo., who asked McGwire if he could tell children that he had "played the game with honesty and integrity."

    McGwire answered again that he was "not here to talk about the past," eliciting snickers from the gallery.

    Robert 21 (Baseball Fan), "I wanna welcome Mr. McGwire to these Hearings."

    Said McGwire: "I'm not here to talk about the past,"

    Robert 21: "In 1998 did you hit 70 home runs to break the single-season record set in 1961 by Roger Maris ?"

    Said McGwire: "I'm not here to talk about the past,"

    Robert 21: "What did you have for Breakfast....was IT Wheaties fortified with Roids ?"

    Said McGwire: "I'm not here to talk about the past,"

    Robert 21: "Mr McGwire, is it true that you once quite a Game of T-Ball, and ran Home with the T ?"

    Said McGwire: "I'm Retired,"

    Robert 21: "Thank You Mr. McGwire, we appreciate your Honesty."

    Said McGwire: "I'm not here to talk about the past,"

  2. #2
    ‹^› ‹(•ฟ•)› ‹^› Special K's Avatar
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    McGwire = Guilty

    In other words Rboert 21 GUILTY!!
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

  3. #3
    to think that back in the days they where worried on how many hot dogs babe ruth was scoffing during a game.. knowadays its is he taking steroids or not... makes you realize that the ball players back in the days where a whole lot better ( at least no enhancing drugs involved. And what else is sadening is how american baseball fans iconize these athletes ex. barry bonds , mark mcgwire

    i m not much of a baseball connaisseur

    just my 2 cents

  4. #4
    proud infidel
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    from the civilized world
    I agree with G. W. Bush (never thought i'd actually say that). The fed should not be meddling in the affairs of MLB. It is up to MLB to solve its problems.

    It made me upset to see McGuire getting grilled by one of those arrogant senators indulging in grandstanding and doing his big shot impression as he was trying to embarrass McGuire.

    I'm not condoning the use of steroids. My point is that past steroid consumption among great athletes should be a thing of the past and officials should be looking ahead and trying to correct the problem for the good of the game in the future, instead of rehashing what has already been talked about or done in the past.

    Believe me, sports reporters will have their opportunity to bash McGuire when voting for future hall of fame candidates, and, if suspicions remain as high as they are today regarding McGuire's alleged steroid consumption, he will probably never get his place in MLB's hall of fame.


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