'It was a regrettable thing to do'

In 10-minute interview, McGwire talks about decision to come clean on steroids

Originally Published: January 11, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The press release was issued shortly after 2 p.m. CT, which is about the time Mark McGwire used to begin preparing for a night game. There will be major league games ahead for McGwire, the Cardinals' new hitting coach, so on a cold Monday afternoon in St. Louis, McGwire made a statement that most people knew was coming the day he took a job in baseball, but even still, it created quite a stir: He finally admitted that he had used steroids.

In a 10-minute phone interview Monday (that's all ...

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