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What should happen to McGwire after admitting he used steroids?
Mon, January 11, 2010

Mark McGwire admitted he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. He used steroids on and off for nearly a decade.

McGwire's decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, his final big league team.

What do you think should happen to Mark McGwire after admitting he used steroids? Have your say in our forum.

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Nothing will happen, nor should it. When he played, there were NO rules for steroid use. The majority of all active players are on the 'sauce.' The fact is the juice will help him recover and train harder in the off season but has no correlation to actually hitting a ball. That is skill that CANNOT be drug induced. Yes, it may give him some added strength in his bat speed and the HGH would make him feel young again but his natural talent for hitting a ball surpasses 99.9% of people on this planet. He had a God given talent that earned him a ton of money and with it came a ton of pressure. You'll never stop the abuse in baseball or any other sport for that matter...including the Olympics. In a society where winning is everything, get used to it. Would you take it if it meant millions of dollars?? Not too many wouldn't entertain the notion. If taking steroids would triple your salarey and put you at CEO leevel in your job would you do it? To all the bashers.....Get off your high horse and think about it cause you're all fooling yourself. Do you think that other sports are clean?? This a very isolated incident and the use is rampant in every professional sports league. Time to give your heads a shake and wake up.
Horkules, 2010-01-12 09:36:17

no he should not be punished. What he did was not against the rules at the time.
Dan, 2010-01-12 09:27:27

You cannot compare Pete Rose and his gambling issue with this as the gambling was clearly illegal.

What does it take for a 2,3/4 inch round bat to meet a round ball at the optimum angle to get the ball out of the park? It takes hand & eye coordination first. Then it takes the athletic skill to turn your wrists as you go through the ball and actually "connect". Steroids does not enhance those abilities. So in the end his statement that he did it for physical recovery is arguably reasonable.

However, he cheated personal pride and the unwritten rules of fair competition vs breaking MLB rules.

If you are all that naive to believe that only these few have used and not anyone in the past...
Janney, 2010-01-12 08:58:53

Illegal NO, dishonourable, YES. He'll never get into the Hall and shouldn't. Is ANYONE surprised? Really?
J. Tanner, 2010-01-12 08:44:54

He lied and should be punished, what else is there to say....
EZ, 2010-01-12 08:21:24

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Major League record for most home runs in a season? Roger Maris, 61 in 1961. Major League record for most home runs in a career? Henry Aaron, 755. Enough said. And enough said of those goofs Bonds, McGwire and Sosa.
Butch Fiske, 2010-01-12 07:35:18

Sure took him a long time to come forward with the truth!

Our society overtly promotes this kind of behavior.

Win at any cost and $$$. We want records and winners and always follow the guys at the top.

Anyway, cheating at sports has always been with us and always will be.

If we cud be sure which was which, we cud have the real hall of fame and the cheaters hall of fame.
Dwight Eisler, 2010-01-12 00:55:23

Cheater, like how many more? What a shame! I just hope they erase his homerun records, ban him from Baseball forever and never induct him into the Hall of Fame. Liar! and I thought for a while that Pete Rose should be punished, but, never banned from Baseball for ever. This guy should be banned more than Pete Rose. In fact, Pete Rose should be re-instated into Baseball. I can't imagine how any more cheaters like McGwire in pro sports, so, really; why are we surprised? I knew this guy wasn't real for a long long time.


Eduardo Echeverria, 2010-01-11 21:21:25

Yes he needs to be punished. I am really getting sick and tired of these RETIRED ball players coming out and admitting to steriod use. The VERY unfortunate part is there will nothing done about it. I just truly hope that the Hall of Fame brass make sure that Mark and any other "roid" user both past and present DON'T get into the Hall of Fame. These CHEATERS need to be punished. In closing all I want to say is I have lost all respect for Mark.
whitnik, 2010-01-11 20:42:22

I watched McGwire's interview and was discusted to hear him admit to steroid use then go on to make excuses as to why he did it. He should be kicked out of MLB for life.
Jim, 2010-01-11 20:23:42

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