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    ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire stands by his no comment.



    The St. Louis Cardinals season home run king made his first appearance at Busch Stadium this season on Friday as part of a final-weekend reunion at the 40-year-old ballpark. He said he had no regrets about his often-criticized testimony before Congress in March during steroids hearings, during which he repeatedly said "I'm not here to talk about the past."



    "I've moved on from it and I wish the media would," McGwire said. "I've made my statement in Washington, that's my statement, and when I left Washington that's the last time I was ever going to talk about it, and that's really about it."



    McGwire told Congress he'd be interested in speaking out against steroid abuse. Now he said he isn't interested in discussing the steroids issue anymore.



    "That statement comes from the heart and that's the way it is," McGwire said. "When I left there, I'm never going to talk about it again.



    "I'm a very positive person and I just wish everybody else would be positive."



    McGwire said he's aware his image has taken a big hit, but didn't appear concerned. He said he missed baseball and would like to get back into the sport "some day."



    "I'm enjoying life right now," he told reporters from The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I know you guys have been very negative towards me and that's your job, but I'm a very positive person and I've moved on."



    McGwire broke Roger Maris' home run record in 1998 when he hit 70, and hit 583 home runs in his career. He participated in the stadium countdown, removing the number 3 from the right-field wall.

    “ I've moved on from it and I wish the media would ... I've made my statement in Washington, that's my statement, and when I left Washington that's the last time I was ever going to talk about it, and that's really about it. ”
    — Mark McGwire

    He didn't appear worried about what reception he might receive from a sold-out crowd that possibly could have soured on his feats. During McGwire's time with the Cardinals, fans routinely showed up early to watch him belt long home runs in batting practice, and flashbulbs popped incessantly every time he came to the plate.



    "I'm ecstatic they even thought about me taking the number down and being here for the weekend," McGwire said. "It's going to be outstanding. How can it not be with all of the history here and how the fans are going to be treated to a fantastic new stadium next year?"



    Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had a terse response, though, to a question about McGwire's likely reception.



    "I'll see you all later," he snapped. "That question shouldn't even be asked. Haven't we had a positive great season, a great 40-year history?"



    Then La Russa slammed his fungo bat on a wall.



    McGwire, who retired in 2001 and lives in California, was among dozens of former Cardinals who returned to give the 40-year-old stadium a good send-off.



    "I think it's outstanding and I'm ecstatic they invited me," McGwire said. "It's good to be back here. I've got too many great memories of here in St. Louis and that's really about it.



    "It's going to be a great weekend, a lot of memories. My four years and the four years in the city."



    McGwire said if he lived in St. Louis, "I'd be here all of time. I just don't live here."

    McGwire on ESPN
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  • #2
    That's a whole lot of bullshit from McGwire...

    Although, I guess if he really was juicing, he has no balls left, so I guess you have to take that into account...
    " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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    • #3
      You know what...after reading that...yeah, I'd have booed him...
      " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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      • #4
        QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Sep 30 2005, 08:00 PM) Quoted post

        You know what...after reading that...yeah, I'd have booed him...
        [/b][/quote]

        Originally posted by "lasvegasreb
        I love the people who boo.

        McGwire and the others were used by the owners, and paid properly for their walk down Sunset, of course, and tossed to the Vice team when they were no longer worthy. McGwire not a man for admitting he cheated throughout his career? Certainly. He should stand up in front of 300m people and say he cheated. But whatever he's doing wrong now is a purely human fraility that I imagine most of us would have in similar circumstances.

        But here comes , who probably cheered him when he was juicing home runs out of here, but now feel superior enough to cast judgment now to boo.

        Congrats, guy. That's very big of you.

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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        • #5
          QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Sep 30 2005, 07:58 PM) Quoted post

          That's a whole lot of bullshit from McGwire...

          Although, I guess if he really was juicing, he has no balls left, so I guess you have to take that into account...
          [/b][/quote]


          It takes balls to remain that fucking arrogant.

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          • #6
            QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 08:01 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Sep 30 2005, 08:00 PM) Quoted post

            You know what...after reading that...yeah, I'd have booed him...
            [/b][/quote]

            Originally posted by "lasvegasreb
            I love the people who boo.

            McGwire and the others were used by the owners, and paid properly for their walk down Sunset, of course, and tossed to the Vice team when they were no longer worthy. McGwire not a man for admitting he cheated throughout his career? Certainly. He should stand up in front of 300m people and say he cheated. But whatever he's doing wrong now is a purely human fraility that I imagine most of us would have in similar circumstances.

            But here comes , who probably cheered him when he was juicing home runs out of here, but now feel superior enough to cast judgment now to boo.

            Congrats, guy. That's very big of you.
            [/b][/quote]


            Well...somebody call the Waaaaahhhhhhbulance then...(I'm not aiming this at you, Bond...I understand what you were doing)...

            I cheered him in '98...I also believed his claims that he wasn't juicing...

            And while that has yet, and probably never will be (absent an admission), proved otherwise...this isn't even about juicing or not juicing...

            It's a about a man who stated to Congress (albeit feebly) that he was willing to to be a spokesman...to do what he could to help young people...to be a force in the fight against steroids...

            And his response is:

            QUOTE

            “I've moved on from it and I wish the media would ... I've made my statement in Washington, that's my statement, and when I left Washington that's the last time I was ever going to talk about it, and that's really about it.”[/b][/quote]


            This isn't about juicing...this isn't about cheering for a cheater that you didn't know was a cheater at the time of said cheering...

            This is about chastising someone who's full of piss and wind...who will say whatever it takes to get Congress off their ass at the time...and then crawl back into their hole after they've wormed their way out of any accountability...

            Whether I cheered for McGwire in '98 has nothing to do with how big of a self-serving, bull-shitting, cover-my-own-ass blowhard he's become...
            " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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            • #7
              Uh, Bond, I posted that before I read his comments.

              He can go to hell as far as I'm concerned now. Didn't think he'd come back with that attitude.
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              • #8
                QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Sep 30 2005, 08:38 PM) Quoted post

                Uh, Bond, I posted that before I read his comments.

                He can go to hell as far as I'm concerned now. Didn't think he'd come back with that attitude.
                [/b][/quote]
                [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

                "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                • #9
                  Sounds like the same attitude he's always had. This really shouldn't surprise anyone.
                  "You're my wife Margene, you can't be seeing the girl I'm dating." - Big Love

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                  • #10
                    RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                    You'll never be forgotten.

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                    • #11
                      He's got his own box tonite away from everyone else...how quaint....

                      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 08:57 PM) Quoted post

                        He's got his own box tonite away from everyone else...how quaint....
                        [/b][/quote]

                        No way he mills around with the peons.
                        RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                        You'll never be forgotten.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Sep 30 2005, 09:38 PM) Quoted post

                          Uh, Bond, I posted that before I read his comments.

                          He can go to hell as far as I'm concerned now. Didn't think he'd come back with that attitude.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Can't we just move on and be positive about the future?
                          No president wants war. Everything you may have heard is that, but it's just simply not true
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                          I'm a war president
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                          • #14
                            Fuck him...

                            I really didn't have a strong opinion one way or the other until I read his comments...

                            Yeah...he's really concerned about the welfare of kids...

                            I understand the fact that the kids his foundation aims to assist aren't going to be juicing (yet)...

                            But guess what, Mark? As my kid grows up, I'll make sure he knows what a fraud McGwire is...

                            My, how the mighty have fallen...
                            " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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                            • #15
                              Anybody just see the video interview of this on Sportscenter just now?

                              Mark McGwire is a jackass. He's never going to be any type of spokesperson for steroids. Damn liar in more ways than one.
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