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Cubs Bullpen Session

By bullpenbrian - January 14, 2010 - 1:15 am Leave a comment.

–I wonder what Mark McGwire didn’t like about Sammy Sosa?

According to former Cub Steve Trachsel, who served up McGwire’s record-setting 62nd home run in 1998, cheater Mac was never a fan of cheater Sammy.

–Lou Piniella, however, feels bad for McGwire saying:

“It was difficult doing what he did. It was probably something that needed to be done. America forgives and forgets. I don’t think there is anybody out there that hasn’t done something that they don’t feel sorry for.”

“I would probably think that down the road he will be a Hall of Famer. Maybe not in the first few ballots, but people tend to forget, and rightfully so.”

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Rose & McGwire Strikeout

By bullpenbrian - January 13, 2010 - 1:15 am Leave a comment.

Mark McGwire should have learned from Pete Rose. Lame apologies mean little when there’s something to be gained other than forgiveness.

Pete wanted the Hall of Fame, McGwire a position as the Cardinals hitting coach.

Although Rose gave a worthwhile apology, he quickly blew his chances by heading to Las Vegas, of all places, to promote his newest book.

McGwire, on the other hand, simply lives in the denial that steroid and HGH use never altered his career numbers at the plate.

Seriously, whatever happened to apologizing simply because you’re wrong?

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Teixeira’s Big Mac!

By bullpenbrian - October 10, 2009 - 1:39 am Leave a comment.

Teixeira’s walk-off reminds me of McGwire’s record breaking shot on September 8, 1998.

Big Mac powering a sinking line drive over the left field fence at old Busch for No. 62.

What’s funny is how both these guys are so well known for their majestic home run blasts, yet coincidentally, their most important ones barely cleared the wall in left field!

Twins put up a valiant effort Friday, but they’re toast in this series.

The Yanks have too much talent, and all the momentum, to let a 2-0 lead slip away.

I figure Boston; on the other hand, can still rebound from an 0-2 hole against the Angels.

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