The Mark McGwire / Bob Costas interview

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Bob: Would you have had so many over 50 homerun seasons if you hadn’t taken steroids?

Mark: Yes, I would have. The man upstairs gave me this gift to hit baseballs.

(Me, on the couch: Dude, you’re an idiot, you say “You know,  I really am not sure, but I would like to think so.”)

Did he have no one prep him for this interview? I’m married to a journalist who has loads of journalist friends and friends who have worked in media relations, public relations and crisis management. Any newbie in any of those fields could have given him better answers to give. I’m not saying lie, I’m saying think about what you say before you say it. Honestly.

Make sad faces all you want. Yes, you can hit a ball, probably better than alot of ballplayers ever but steroids gave you extra power. Extra power = a harder hit and a harder hit = balls flying farther.

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