Almost ten years ago, Jose Canseco released his infamous book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. In it, he detailed how many MLB players, including his former Oakland Athletics teammate Mark McGwire, used steroids during their playing days. And it seems as though McGwire is never going to forgive him for doing it.
Even though McGwire has since come clean and admitted that he did use performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career, he's still not ready to forgive Canseco for outing him. So despite the fact that Canseco has reportedly tried to apologize to McGwire in the past—most recently, he apologized through some statements that he made during a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the A's 1989 World Series team in Oakland—McGwire has no interest in speaking with Canseco or making any kind of peace with him.
"It's too late," he said yesterday. "I don't care to ever speak to him again. What he did was wrong."
At this point, McGwire, now a hitting coach for the Dodgers, doesn't care about what Canseco says or does to try and make amends, either.
"I can care less what he does," he said.
Considering McGwire did admit to using PEDs in 2010, do you think he should be a little more forgiving in this instance? It's hard to blame him for being pissed at Canseco for writing what he did in his book. But at some point, we have to believe that McGwire will get over it and move on.
[via ESPN Los Angeles]