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Now that Mark McGwire is the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, maybe it's time to admit that he used steroids in 1998 »

Say what you will about psychology and the human condition but most people are surprisingly forgiving if you’re honest, admit your mistakes and explain yourself a little bit.

Andy Pettitte and Manny did it, why can’t McGuire? Remember those painful hearings that Roger Clemens and Alberto Gonszales went through? They were so painful to watch because the guys we’re crooks and liars and wanted to defend their position until the bitter end. They’d go to the grave swinging for the fences, trying to spell lies t-r-u-t-h.

McGuire isn’t the first person in sports to use drugs that make players perform better. As long as there have been sports there have been athletes trying to make themselves better by playing in the grey (and the red) areas of the rule book. As long as there have been humans there have been those who will do whatever it takes to get a leg up, legal or not.

McGuire is 46 years old and assuming the steroids he allegedly took didn’t do too much damage to his body, it’s safe to assume he’s got another 20 years at least in his life. Why not get the money off his back, make himself look bad for a few weeks and then breathe a sigh of relief when the media forgets all about him as another star comes up positive for HGH?

ESPN Outside The Lines - $1,200 seats at Yankee Stadium, how did we get here? »

New Yankee Stadium is the Dubai of baseball stadiums. In New York there’s no such thing as the cheap seats. Sure New York is full of Wall Street types, celebrities, tycoons and other people that generally have more money than they know what to do with, but what about the people just like you and me?

Here are a few things you could do with $1,200 rather than blow it on one night behind home plate at Yankee Stadium:

  1. Pay your $100/month iPhone bill for a year
  2. Buy two $70 tickets to every Denver Broncos home game in 2009 (available via StubHub)
  3. Cover a part of your body in tattoos
  4. Buy an iMac/two Mac Minis/two unsubsidized 16 GB iPhone 3GS’s
  5. Buy two ice cream trucks
  6. Buy 50 $24 tickets to Baltimore Orioles games
  7. Start an expensive hobby, like photography
  8. Become a monk (free)
  9. Join a cult (also free)
  10. Fill your bathtub with one dollar bills and roll around in it like you’ve always wanted to do

GPOYW - Believe It Edition

I turned the Orioles game off last night right around the time where we were losing 10-1 to the first place Boston Red Sox. Then this morning I come to find out that we had back-to-back 5 run innings to beat the Sox 11-10!

Not only was it the biggest comeback in franchise history, it was the biggest comeback by a team in last place to overcome a team in first place in the history of Major League Baseball.

Way to go O’s! That’s my team! I missed you. Break .500 this year? Please?