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Mark McGuire admits he lied

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by X2 fan, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. X2 fan

    X2 fan Active Member

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    To no ones surprise, Mark McGuire admitted today he was 'juiced up' during his 'hey day' as a so called slugger.

    One of the statements he has been quoted as saying is "I wish I was never part of the steroid era." Hey Mark! You WERE and created the steroid era!

    Funny how this comes out about a week after his vote totals dropped in last weeks Hall of Fame voting from last year (his 1st year eligible). Also not a coincidence just may be that he is going to be the St. Louis Cardinals hiting coach this year.

    Fake!

    Tim
     
  2. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    Gee.... 300 million people knew this already.

    SURPRIZE SURPRIZE 70 homers..... HA!!!

    SW
     
  3. grnberetcj

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    BFD and really, who cares besides the media?

    Curt
     
  4. colonel klink

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    I agree with Curt, who gives a crap. Everybody knew this, it's just a game with a bunch of over paid men playing a kids game. There was a whole bunch of players juicing back then like Canseco, not that it makes it right.
    I have way more important things to worry about than this. Colonel
     
  5. Savage99Stan

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    It does put Maris back up where he belongs...in first place. The pencil necked guy could put the whack on the ball with out da juice.

    Sosa, Bonds...now is the time to come clean...if you know what that really means.
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    There are numerous players out there that were or are juiced, they think people are blinded by their abilitys rather than P'O ed that they let the records stand once they are found out ... The Major League should eliminate any and all records of those who have been on steroids so the real players can stand alone where they belong ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. shannon391

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    Jocks trying to land multi-million dollar contracts took steriods?

    Imagine that....

    I remember Power house gym in the 80's and 90's, lots of guys were shooting riods in the bathroom trying to get bigger just to win some local contest. In the southern states high school football players were abusing reguarly trying to get a big name school to pick them up.

    I think much of this was encouraged by sports Doctors {where do you think these drug come from}, coaches and owners.
    If the public only knew the full story...
     
  8. ysr_racer

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    He's a scum bag, and should be stripped of all records.
     
  9. stokinpls

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    If they can actually police it now, set the record back where it was and start over this year. Would like to see what Kenesaw Mountain Landis would have done to these phonies.
     
  10. shot410ga

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    As far as I'm concerened, Maris is the man, With the Babe a close second. The rest should be stricken from the record book.
     
  11. SeldomShoots

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    Stan and shot, I couldn't agree with you more. These modern day athletes are a bunch of sissy prima donnas. There is no way they would be able to compete with the athletes of old, especially over a long duration.

    John E.
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

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    I wonder how the fans in St. Louis will react to this. He has been tapped as the hitting coach by LaRussa but Cards fans don't cotton to cheaters. I know all of you say that every one all ready knew this but now that he's fully admitted it, he might be toast in St. Louis. It's in the "Show Me" state.
     
  13. Bill Stern

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    If I remember correctly, there was no rule against steroid use in MLB at that time. Besides, you still have to put the bat on the ball, and run, throw, and catch also. As a long time college athletic coach, I say let anyone who wants to take them, as long as they understand the health risks associated with their use. I say this because there are many, many world-class athletes out there taking stuff and taking other things to mask their use, so let's not be hypocritical, let everyone use them if they want.
     
  14. Bisi

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    Roids in trapshooting? That could explain all the high scores and Grand Slams being broken. Look at your average trapshooter as opposed to 30 years ago, these guys today are hugh and bulked up. LOL

    I'm a Cardinal fan and spent a lot of time in Busch stadium watching Big Mac knock the cover off the ball. Disappointed? Yeah, not surprised either though. Big Mac hit something like 49 homers when he was a skinny rookie, but he was always injured, never played a full season. In his csse the roids helped him play a full year.

    Tim Allen used to do a comedy bit about roids and drugs. His suggestion was sports should do what the NHRA does - have divisions: Stock, Superstock, Top Fuel. Have the stock players not be allowed to use anything, superstock players get to drink and use pain meds, Top Fuel players get to do roids, HGH, alcohol, anything they want. Watching a Top Fuel football game, wouldn't that be something.

    I wonder how many people on this site are using performance enhancing drugs like Viagra, and yet they want to hang any player who uses roids??
     
  15. dolphin62

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    he lied..who doesn't.....do bowlers use steroids also these days?
     
  16. Savage99Stan

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    Hey Bill, just hit submit once. It may take a second or two.

    I'd like to have been able to see Gibson pitch to Bonds. That roid freak with the body armor would have been face down in the dirt three times in a row, afraid to make a move toward the mound and then seen three straight pitches across the plate for a called out, afraid to stand in.

    What a bunch of over medicated pussies.

    I hated the idea of Ty Cobb but he was a player and agressive. Didn't have to rely on juice.

    Can all the records of the buttwipes and hype juicers who couldn't do the job without "a little help."
     
  17. wolfram

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    Lets see ... if I could make million upon millions of dollars by whacking a little white ball out of the park but I had to take a nasty drug to to it ... what would I do? And then having gotten there would I freely tell the truth about it and throw it all away? Lets remember the guy is human.
     
  18. Plattbird

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    I gotta say I'm with Bill Stern on this one...I wanna see the freakiest of the freaky. The talent has to be there before any enhancements will help. Juice it up men, I'm still impressed.
    Jesse
     
  19. Don Steele

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    The(single) item in bill Stern's response that I agree with is to wonder if anyone can provide a RULEBOOK reference from those days to show what rule the "Juicers" were breaking. I believe those players who went that route did HUGE damage to "The Game of Baseball", but I'm not sure they broke any of it's rules. I hold Major League Baseball's owner's and management(commissioner, etc.) responsible for this travesty. There was NO QUESTION what was going on. One would have to be a complete idiot to think that after years and years of highly talented players chasing the record Roger Maris set...coming close occasionally...but never even tieing him...that all of a sudden...not just one...but SEVERAL players were not only reaching those high numbers...but BLOWING THROUGH THEM, and going on to unheard of levels. MLB upper management saw that fans enjoyed more long ball hitters,more competition for "the record",and they went along for the ride.ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC. If they want to serve up a "juiced sport", That's up to them, but it's NOT BASEBALL...at least it's not the game for which we have books and books of stats and records. It's some "new game in town" and needs to be recorded as such.
     
  20. Mike Michalski

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    I agree with grnberetcj. BFD and who cares. Did Babe Ruth's drinking amount to chemical abuse? Cocane was legally dispensed back then too. If there really was concern for the purity of the game, does not the sports' governing body have the primary responsibility? If they don't care, then why should I, the casual fan who spends very little on professional sports?
     
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