And in other news....well, this is the news.
I am sure if you are reading this blog, you already know about this (I doubt you hit my blog before any other site), but I figured I would bring it to our little world.
What's this mean for his cards? Probably not much. anyone with an IQ higher than that of a carrots knew he was using steroids, we just didn't care. When the magic of '98 happened, it rid of us the pain and misery brought forth by the strike of '94.
It comes as no surprise he finally admitted it though. Being the hitting coach for the Cardinals this season was sure to bring a lot of attention his way, so why not get the biggest distraction out of the way before pitchers and catchers report?
No more "No Comments" or straight up denials. Just the facts: Mark McGwire used steroids.
The big question is, will his admittal convince the HoF voters to let him in the Hall in the near future? He had a paltry display for votes this year and one has to think he has a place in the Hall in the back of his mind. Why not bring a little attention to the situation, show that you feel bad about lying and then move forward as the poster boy for those superstars (that are retired) that used and lied? He was always a fan (and media) darling, so he had nothing to lose and everything to gain by coming clean.
If you had a ballot for the Hall of Fame (say, class of 2011), would his admittance of steroid use push you to vote for him (if you wouldn't have before) or does it change nothing (if you wouldn't have voted him in)?