Arizona Diamondbacks

Mark Grace Has a Steroid Confession: It Was All About "Performance"

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20:  Mark Grace #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks swings at the pitch during the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Qualcomm Stadium on July 20, 2003 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 3-2. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Greg EspositoContributor IIJanuary 14, 2010

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Mark McGwire’s steroids confession rocked the sports world earlier this week, and by rocked, we mean it didn’t surprise a single soul on this planet except for Tony La Russa.

While McGwire’s confession lacked anything even the slightest bit interesting, fellow major league first baseman, and former Diamondback, Mark Grace ’s steroid admission was priceless.

As a guest on The Dan Patrick Show Thursday, Grace confessed that he never took steroids because they wouldn’t “enhance his performance.”

Performance in the bedroom, that is.

“I just knew that stuff is really bad for you. I am single now. I was a single guy then. I like my sex life. I want to be able to perform. It’s kind of funny, it’s kind of not. That stuff will tear you up as far as your manhood is concerned. That’s no BS.”

No BS indeed.

Grace’s stats, on and off the field, prove he was more concerned with hitting home runs in the bedroom than at the ballpark. His career home run total, 173, ranks him 350th all-time.

No word on where he ranks on the Wilt Chamberlain bedroom homer list.

We salute you Gracie. Choosing fully inflated testicles instead of overly inflated home run numbers truly took some balls.

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