Sporting Intelligence
BaseballQuick_newsMcGwire comes clean on steroids during orchestrated media campaign

McGwire comes clean on steroids during orchestrated media campaign

by

12 January 2010

Mark McGwire is the former Major League Baseball player who was part of the  1998 run chase with Sammy Sosa to break Roger Maris’ single-season home run record. McGwire hit 70 to break the record that year, before Barry Bonds broke it with 73 in 2001; and both men’s achievements swirled in suspicions of drug abuse.

Now McGuire, about to start work as the hitting coach for his old team, the St Louis Cardinals, has finally admitted he took performance-enhancing steroids through his career. The New York Times carries a straight news item here, and a feature about the media campaign around McGwire’s admission here, and a statement from baseball commissioner Bud Selig here, where Selig claims that “the use of steroids and amphetamines amongst today’s players has greatly subsided and is virtually nonexistent”.

Elsewhere Kevin Kernan in the New York Post isn’t impressed by the mea culpa, while Bruce Owens at TMRZoo takes a not altogether serious look at the case.

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Share/Bookmark

leave a reply

Contact us

Sporting Intelligence PO Box 26676 Helensburgh, G84 4DT United Kingdom

+44 7444 463430

Nick@sportingintelligence.com

LATEST FEATURES

  • GSSS 2018
  • How Giroud tops Vardy, and why Arsenal fail to spend
  • ‘Rio spectacular? I was in dire need of Wogan or Clive James’
  • ‘Watching Budd reunite with nemesis Decker … Yes. I nearly lost it’

FOLLOW US

Back to Top
Clean
Last scanned on:
2013-05-28 11:34:43