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I forgive ya Mark
Posted by Mike on 1/11/2010, 19:10:37
I have been a fan of McGwire's since 1986 and I was 13 yrs old at the time when he was a rookie. Lived about 1.5 hrs north of Oakland and saw him play many times during his Oakland days. He was my favorite baseball player and have a huge memorbilia and card collection of his. I planned vactions to see him away from home which I will never forget. Anyways, when Canseco's book came out it put a big damper of all the good childhood memories of his career and that era. Baseball became numb to me knowing that a lot of players cheated during that time. Canseco hurt a lot of people with that book and I know he wished he didn't write it and so do I. The only thing though is that it stopped the corruption of steriod use and baseball has gotten much cleaner because of it. I don't really know what to think of that book now. I'm glad he published it to clean the game but I wish it was handled in a better way. IMO, Mcgwire wasn't ready to discuss his steroid use 5 yrs ago because he was embarrased which is understandable. Now fans and myself can put this behind us knowing the truth. I forgive him and I hope he can be in the HOF. I do think people who admitted taking steroids or linked to ped use should have an asterisk as a part of the steroid era.
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