Mark McGwire's Brother Says Steroid Use Was Not Just To Heal From Injuries
When Mark McGwire made his formulaic steroids admission, basically apologizing for taking steroids because he thought they'd help him recover quicker from injuries, not everyone was able to forgive and forget.
But since McGwire was working in baseball again as the Cardinals hitting coach, he had to get it out of the way. He gave the bland apology to Bob Costas, then could politely no-comment the rest of the season, citing the fact that he'd already addressed it.
Well, someone in his family didn't get the message. His brother, Jay McGwire, says Mark's steroid use was not so innocent, purportedly because a publishing company will be willing to pay the younger McGwire quite handsomely for his act of betrayal.
Money, fame, something about it corrupting? ... blah blah blah. Jay McGwire may very well be (probably is) telling the truth. The problem? No one cares. It's probably (definitely) my one naivete about the industry, but I've never understood who, exactly, flocks to read books written by Jay McGwire and his ilk, but somehow, Jose Canseco is a best-selling author while all of my book ideas sit at the outline stage. And by outline stage, I mean are scribbled on discarded bar napkins somewhere. Somehow people who tattle on semi-relevant baseball players have a major audience out there. Good on Jay McGwire for cashing in, I guess.