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How Alberto Gonzalez Kept Mark McGwire from Being a Hero

January 13, 2010

I’m an unabashed Yankees fan. Someone who would rather watch a mid-season baseball game between two cellar-dwelling American League teams than a random NFL game.

I understand I am lonely in this. Hey, I’m a baseball fan. I can live with it.

I well remember the baseball strike of 1994. I also remember the crucial role Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa played in bringing disgruntled fans back to the game. And it was clear to me for years that everyone was guilty in the Steroid Era; Players, Owners, Fans, and most of all? The group whose job it was to report on it, the Writers. But that is my opinion, and we can debate that another time.