Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Yes, Pete did deny it. And every reporter, broadcaster, etc. covering the game said, "if Pete would just admit his wrongdoing, we would all forgive him." Then, when he admitted it, everyone did a heel-turn and said "you call that an apology? After LYING to us all those years? Unforgivable!"
That kind of vindictiveness demonstrated by the media and fans would lead any ballplayer, including McGwire, to conclude that it's better just to keep your mouth shut.
Really what they want is the "he admitted it" story. Once they're done with that, then they ball you up and toss you in the trash.
Got to love Klapisch's slavish devotion to batting average and hit totals. The guy rails against voters who threw a vote at Greg Jefferies, but in the same article he made an excellent case for why the vote should be ripped from his hands. Anyone who wants to find fault in McGwire's playing record is a twit.