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La Russa is McGwire's biggest defender

Updated: January 19, 2010, 3:01 PM ET
By T.J. Quinn | ESPN

Since he walked away from baseball to live a sequestered life of golf and privacy behind the gates of his community, Mark McGwire had essentially two voices speaking for him. One was his own, in the repeated clips of his damning performance before Congress, the shot of him standing with his right hand raised and then his refrain, "I'm not here to talk about the past."

The other voice belonged to St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.

When Jose Canseco wrote ...

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