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I Confess, Mark McGwires' Spin On His Steroid Use; Come On Man!

WASHINGTON - MARCH 17:  Former St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire looks on during testimony Marrch 17, 2005 for a House Committee session that is investigating Major League Baseball efforts to eradicate steroid use  in Washington, DC. Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Allan 'Bud' Selig will give testimony regarding MLB?s efforts to eradicate steriod usage among its players.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Sheldon HuntContributor IJanuary 13, 2010

Okay, so I watched Mark McGwire's pitiful attempt at a confession and I've come to the conclusion that this guy just doesn't get it.

He started out okay with his admission of using steroids and what a poor decision it was and how he was wrong. Then he turned on the waterworks (which seemed kind of forced). Then, out of the blue, he launches a speech about how God gave him home run power his whole life and how the steroids were just to keep him healthy.

I'm old enough to remember when McGwire started with the Oakland A's, looking all like Olive Oyl and his sudden transformation into The Incredible Hulk. Sure McGwire had power when he came into Major League Baseball, maybe 30-35 home runs a year power, but NOT 70 homers, not without steroids.

All-in-all, I found this whole "confession" to be a non-event, much ado about nothing, because this buffoon still won't "own it," and still won't really admit to being just another cheater.

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