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Ohioballplayer
01-22-2009, 12:47 PM
McGwire's brother says ex-slugger used steroids
Mark McGwire might not want to discuss anything that's ever happened in the past, particularly when it involves hypodermic needles, Jose Canseco, and his bottom. But his brother is apparently ready to sell him out. Word is that Jay McGwire has been shopping a book that gives the lowdown on his big brother's steroids usage. He says he's the one who got his brother started on the stuff after he constructed himself into a bodybuilder with the juice that he bought with the $150,000 he made from an insurance settlement that came to him after he lost an eye in a BB gun incident. Youch. (New York Daily News)

redsfandan
01-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Twenty years from now there'll probably be an ex player that has a book about playing in the steroid era. It will never end.

Is it wrong that I actually feel a little sorry for McGwire?

Ohioballplayer
01-22-2009, 01:00 PM
No, I do too, I assume one day he will admit it!

smoke6
01-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Why would you feel sorry for him? He chose to cheat. Him saying he doesn't want to talk about the past was as good as admitting it.

redsfandan
01-22-2009, 04:06 PM
Yeah he did and he won't be in the HOF cuz of it. But I'd just like it if people could move on and not drag this stuff on forever. That's all. But if there's a buck to be made...

mlh1981
01-22-2009, 04:57 PM
I need to learn more about Jay McGwire before I can reach any sort of conclusion about this.

Kingspoint
01-22-2009, 07:05 PM
I was at McGwire's 1st game and saw his first 3 seasons while living in the Bay Area then. I skipped work many a day to watch the afternoon games at the Coliseum.

I find it very hard to believe that McGwire "started" on steroids in the year that his brother claims. I've seen guys on steroids since I was in gyms back in 1975 and it's easy to see the difference between those on them and those that lift weights naturally. McGwire's body was not built naturally. He used them in the '80's.

Chi-Town Red
01-22-2009, 07:47 PM
shocking?..not even a little bit

LexingtonLegend
01-22-2009, 09:18 PM
this just in.... Jay McGwire is now reporting that the sky is blue

texasdave
01-22-2009, 10:31 PM
He ain't heavy; he's my brother. (And I just threw him under the bus)

Slyder
01-23-2009, 01:42 AM
He ain't heavy; he's my brother. (And I just threw him under the bus for whatever bookdeal I can weasel)

completed it. I would love to be at the McGwire house at Easter :D.

Krawhitham
01-23-2009, 02:37 AM
Is it wrong that I actually feel a little sorry for McGwire?

Yes

HUHUH
01-23-2009, 02:56 PM
Doesn't anyone suspect that this might be a PR ploy? That Mark really wants to fess up to possibly improve his HOF chances, and that he (and of course his agents/handlers) decided to go the circuitous route through his brother? That's the first thing that came to mind for me.

Slyder
01-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Doesn't anyone suspect that this might be a PR ploy? That Mark really wants to fess up to possibly improve his HOF chances, and that he (and of course his agents/handlers) decided to go the circuitous route through his brother? That's the first thing that came to mind for me.

Wouldnt it make him look better if instead of beating around the bush he just took the John Deere mower and drive right over the bush (and came out himself and went the Andy Pettite apology tour)? This sort of reminds me more of the Pete Rose and that bookie/ "Friend".

redsfandan
01-23-2009, 05:14 PM
Yeah people don't make a big deal out of Giambi anymore cuz he fessed up. This just shows that McGwire doesn't have a 'perfect' family either.

bounty37h
01-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Doesn't anyone suspect that this might be a PR ploy? That Mark really wants to fess up to possibly improve his HOF chances, and that he (and of course his agents/handlers) decided to go the circuitous route through his brother? That's the first thing that came to mind for me.

No, Mark and his brother haven't been on speaking terms for quite some time now, his brother is coming forward with this info for money obviously, as well as thinks if he brings it out, will force Mark to deal with it, and let him live more peacefully with himself-part of the reason behind thier negative relationship.

Slyder
01-23-2009, 07:33 PM
No, Mark and his brother haven't been on speaking terms for quite some time now, his brother is coming forward with this info for money obviously, as well as thinks if he brings it out, will force Mark to deal with it, and let him live more peacefully with himself-part of the reason behind thier negative relationship.

Sure Mark will deal with it and it will help their relationship:rolleyes: . I dont see the McGwire boys sitting down in the same room anytime soon.

bounty37h
01-26-2009, 12:40 PM
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Sure Mark will deal with it and it will help their relationship:rolleyes: . I dont see the McGwire boys sitting down in the same room anytime soon.

I never said it would help their relationship, or even hinted it was an attempt to. His brother said it would help Mark with his own inner peace to deal with it, I dont think he is concerned about thier relationship, as I said, it was money based, with the media line being it is to help Mark move forward with his self.