McGwire: Too toxic to return

A chorus of baseball voices raises questions about Mark McGwire's steroids admission

Originally Published: January 27, 2010
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Whatever cleansing effect Bud Selig and Tony La Russa thought might be produced by Mark McGwire's re-entry into baseball has been hijacked by real anger from an unexpected source -- his fellow former players and baseball insiders -- in the weeks following his admission that he used steroids during his career. The result is a not-so-welcome fact: McGwire's return to the game is not working.

It is, in fact, toxic.

Disparate voices around the game have made themselves heard, and ...

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