Thursday, January 21, 2010

Finally Someone Steps Up the the Plate Pt. 2...

Jack Clark, a former slugger who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, had some choice words about Mark McGuire. Here is a bit from the article recently published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch-

Jack Clark's time in the spotlight fell mostly in the years before the so-called steroids era.

That didn't stop the former Cardinals and Giants All-Star slugger from revealing an extreme distaste for players who might have availed themselves of a performance-enhancing drug during their time in the big leagues.

"A lot of them should be banned from baseball, including Mark McGwire," Clark told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Clark served as the Dodgers' hitting coach several years ago. He said McGwire, who will return to baseball this season as the Cardinals' hitting coach, was in a group of players that clearly didn't warrant consideration for Cooperstown.

"All those guys are cheaters -- A-Rod [Alex Rodriguez]. Fake, phony. Rafael Palmeiro. Fake, a phony," Clark told the newspaper. "[Roger] Clemens, [Barry] Bonds. [Sammy] Sosa. Fakes. Phonies. They don't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

"They should all be in the Hall of Shame," Clark said. "They can afford to build it. They've all got so much money. And they could all go there and talk about the next way to rub something on your skin. The whole thing is creepy.

"They're all creeps. All these guys have been liars."

Clark, a four-time All-Star who hit .267 and belted 340 home runs in 18 seasons, mocked the apologetic and sorrowful tone of McGwire's Monday admission that he used steroids during much of his major league career.

"They're not really a man's man," Clark said. "They're just whimpering boys who are just sad to watch. They try to put it off on somebody else. I don't know how they sleep at night, looking at all their fame, let alone the money they took by faking everybody out and lying to everybody."

At least there is outrage over this in the MLB ranks. When you have the baseball Commissioner giving McGuire props and respect, you realize that those in the highest positions of the sport didn't care a bit about what was going on.

So the next time anyone yammers on about "level playing field" and "fair play", all you have to do is point the person in Bud Selig's direction. Just follow the stench of feces that constantly dribbles out of that orangutan's putrid mouth.

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