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MLB: Ex-Cardinal Mark McGwire Wishes He 'Was Never Part' of PED Era
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MLB: Ex-Cardinal Mark McGwire Wishes He 'Was Never Part' of PED Era

Aug 6 2013, 9:25pm CDT | by

Former St. Louis Cardinal and current Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire says he wishes he "was never part" of the PED area.

Former St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire regrets being part of the PED era. McGwire returned to St. Louis as the hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, the day when the...

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MLB: Ex-Cardinal Mark McGwire Wishes He 'Was Never Part' of PED Era

Aug 6 2013, 9:25pm CDT | by

Former St. Louis Cardinal and current Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire says he wishes he "was never part" of the PED area.

Former St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire regrets being part of the PED era.

McGwire returned to St. Louis as the hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, the day when the suspensions for the Biogenesis scandal were announced. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was the hardest hit, receiving a 211-game suspension from MLB. 

When asked to comment on his opinion about the matter, McGwire can't help but reflect if he played a part in it all. 

"On days like this, do you ever reflect on things and think,'My God, did I help create this?'

"I wish I was never part of it."

Brian Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes McGwire when he took questions from the media. In his words, "He did recoil a bit every time someone asked him another question about drugs and baseball. Yet after a quick shrug of his shoulders, he would bite down on his lower lip, swallow hard before answering the questions."

McGwire then spoke out on behalf of major leaguers when he said he hopes this would mark the end of drug-related baseball scandals. 

"I just really hope and pray that this is the end of it. Everybody, especially the players, they really don't want any part of it. They all hope this is the end of it."

He also added the players are happy to move forward, per Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times

"It doesn't matter what I think. I think it matters what the players think, and from what I hear every day in the clubhouse, they're just happy it's coming to an end. They're happy that Major League Baseball is taking care of it and we can move forward. Hopefully, this will be the end of it."

McGwire, who broke the MLB single-season record for home runs with 70 in 1998, admitted to using steroids in 2010 on an on-and-off basis for a decade. However, he said he didn't need the drugs to hit home runs, a "gift" which he claims he has. He added he used steriods "for health purposes."

 
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