We all know Mark McGwire used steroids, and other performance enhancing drugs on and off for at least a decade. He has told us this. He has come clean, and once again dropped a bombshell on baseball and the fans who follow it.
McGwire's admission got me thinking, was McGwire's transformation from skinny kid to hulking home run juggernaut the craziest body transformation the game has ever seen?
I though I would let pictures do the talking, and remind everyone McGwire is certainly not alone when it comes to bulging biceps, and super hero builds. Some of my candidates are known users, and the others have been highly speculated or should be highly speculated after these pictures get viewed.
I present to you: Baseball's Top 10 Craziest Before & After Bodies. Enjoy!
I know I might catch some backlash for this countdown, or backlash for starting it with Pujols but I don't care. View this entire thing and than tell me Pujols doesn't fit the bill. Here he is looking like an actual human being. That doesn't last long though...
Let the transformation begin. My what big arms you have! It get's better though...
This was kind of the smoking gun for me. Pujols just doesn't pass the eye test. I'm sorry, but where there is smoke there is usually fire! Shouldn't we know this by now?
Here we have the innocent Nomar. I believe that jersey is a youth small.
Here we have Nomar with the Boston Red Sox. He still hasn't found that weight room quite yet, but it won't be long, trust me!
After seeing the previous two photos something seems a bit off with this one, doesn't it? It appears Nomar has found more than just a weight room! How much do you think he regrets doing this cover with no shirt on?
That isn't an error made by Fleer. This is actually Luis Gonzalez back in 1991.
Here is Gonzalez in action way back in the day. Gonzalez like Nomar was able to sport a youth small jersey, but those days were short lived.
This picture is kind of disturbing! Welcome to the gun show ladies and gentleman. Dude Luis, what's with the crazy vein action you got going on here?
Here we have Juan Gonzalez looking lean, but not quite like Hercules just yet.
Gonzalez is still a Ranger, but looks to have bulked up a bit I would say.
That on the left is Juan. I'd say he has come a long way since his rookie year!
That's actually Jason Giambi on the left! I swear to god it is! I thought the same thing, trust me!
Giambi from the right side.
Giambi from the left side! He should have a tattoo that says JUICER! What do you think?
Remember when Brady Anderson as a lead off hitter started to crush the ball? Let me show you why that happened...
I mean seriously, what was this guy on, and how could he believe it would stay a secret?
Your new and improved lead off hitter! I mean this is just comical!
Here is a young Sammy Sosa playing for the Chicago White Sox.
It looks like the Sammy on the left has eaten the Sammy on the right!
Nah, Sosa never juiced a day in his life! How could anyone even try to say that. Sosa actually had sleeves on that shirt just before this picture was taken. Moments before the picture was snapped however, the sleeves exploded off!
Welcome to the gun show!!!
Sammy has tried everything to cover up his steroid use. I mean everything!
The Godfather himself!
The evolution would soon be coming!
I told you it was coming. He isn't known as the Godfather of steroids for nothing you know!
What can I say. Jose likes his needles!
Let's take a look at the evolution of Barry Bonds now.
The change is coming. Trust me on this. It is most certainly coming.
Pretty big difference between this one and the previous one!
Young Barry meets steroid Barry!
The picture pretty much tells the story!
Then and Now!!!
Here he is. Gabe Kapler ladies and gentleman. This dude cracks me up! After you see the pictures you will understand why. Is this really what baseball has become?
I don't even know what to say!
Is that a bat or a tooth pick?
Well, there you have it. The top ten. It's just hilarious to me. These are baseball players? They look like something out of the Terminator!