Category: Mark McGwire

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly: “We Are Going to be the Bad Guys”

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Don Mattingly knows exactly what his Los Angeles Dodgers are in for. Mattingly was long a part of the much-hated New York Yankees, who have long drawn ire from folks irritated that they purchase their roster. Now his Dodgers are in a similar boat, and he hasn't shied away from ...

Mark McGwire on PED’s: “Why anybody would even think about doing that today I have no idea.”

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Even though he probably won't get the accolades because of the his admittance to PED's, Mark McGwire will always be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball history. Big Mac carried that over into coaching the last few seasons as McGwire got the opportunity to become the Cardinals ...

Mark McGwire on Hall of Fame Snub: “It’s out of my control. I understand everything.”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Mark McGwire had the privilege of being around the St.Louis Cardinals magic carpet ride that led to a World Series title last season. For a first year coach in the Majors, that's a fairly impressive accomplishment for the former slugger turned hitting coach. Despite Tony LaRussa's retirement, new manager Mike ...

Jay McGwire on Mark McGwire: “This book is not demeaning to him at all. I praise him a lot and defend him really well.”

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The 1998 home run record chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa captivated a nation - in a good way. We all conveniently ignored what should have been a more obvious side of the story with a much less pleasant tone. Based on his recent revelations, McGwire's legacy is tainted ...

Albert Pujols is Pain-Free for the First Time in Seven Years

Monday, March 1st, 2010

When Andruw Jones recently showed up to the Chicago White Sox spring training facilities early, 25 pounds lighter than expected and in great shape, he emphatically announced that he was the best center fielder in camp. Bench coach Joey Cora was quick to point out that he should be because, ...

Charles Barkley: “If somebody told me that they could stick something in my ass to get me making 100 or 200 million dollars, I’m gonna be the first in line”

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

It doesn’t matter if it is about baseball, basketball, football, golf, politics or even pop culture, Charles Barkley can and will talk about it all.  For my money, he is one of the most entertaining and refreshing people to see on TV or to hear on the radio.  I know ...

Jose Canseco on Mark McGwire: “I can’t believe he just called me a liar”

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Finally Mark McGwire has come out and admitted to using steroids and other PED’s when he was playing baseball. This is a long way from him telling Congress he is not there to talk about the past. It’s a step in the right direction for him and for the book to finally ...

Dave Henderson: “When you shower with a guy every day, you notice their body and muscular transference and these guys got big overnight and we kind of knew something was up”

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

When it comes to steroids in baseball, I don’t know who to believe.  I don’t know who to trust.  In fact, the minute that you think a player that played in the steroid era is clean, it comes out that he used some sort of performance enhancing drug.  Don’t blame ...

JC Romero Is Used As An Example

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

We all believe that Major League Baseball players are using steroids.  Much of the perception comes from the fact that big name stars haven't paid a big price on the field for using the juice, and this trend hasn't gone away (see: Alex Rodriguez this spring).  Rafael Palmeiro pointing his ...

Tom Verducci Talks Baseball Hall Of Fame

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Sports Illustrated baseball writer Tom Verducci joined The Dan Patrick Show Thursday morning to talk about the new book about Mark McGwire, Jeff Kent being a first ballot Hall of Fame candidate, as well as the bleak outlook for Barry Bonds' chances to return to the game. 'It's fantasy land. He's ...