Digital News Report – Mark McGwire has admitted that he has used steroids. The admission didn’t surprise many people but it was curious that he admitted it today. The fans in St. Louis would have still cheered McGwire, even without the admission.
It was hard for McGwire to admit to his family and friends. McGwire told Tom Verducci with Sports Illustrated: “It’s been so hard… It’s been very emotional. So hard. Looking at my sons, telling my parents, my family, my close friends, teammates . . . I left messages for some. It’s the first time I told anybody. I hid it from everybody all these years. I kept everything to myself.”
The slugger will be the new hitting coach for the Cardinals, replacing Hal McRae.
The Pomona California native played for Oakland and St. Louis.