Breaking News: Mark McGwire Admits Steroid Use

Subheadline: OJ Simpson admits murder.

Seriously. This is old news, even if it was never official before. Much more interesting, however, is the report from a few days ago that there is the vague possibility that Big Mac might be added to the roster as a bench player if the Cardinals are in contention by August 31. Not sure how this would affect Big Mac's HOF eligibility.

Personally, I can't wait for McGwire's first press conference as the Cardinals hitting coach. "So Big Mac, what is your plan to fix holes in your player's swings? Steroids?"

And now, for a pair of quick FJM moments from the article:

Mark McGwire has admitted taking steroids in 1998 when he broke Roger Maris' home run record.

"I wish I had never touched steroids," McGwire said in a statement. "It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.

Added McGwire: That way, I'd never have to admit using them.

Then TLR added his two cents.

Tony La Russa, the Cardinals manager who hired McGwire as hitting coach and who managed McGwire with both the A's and the Cardinals, told MLB Network he did not feel duped by his former slugger, adding, "It's not excusable, it's a mistake but the perception of Mark when he played was he's a really solid individual and a great teamamte and I think that will be restored."

La Russa said he first found out when McGwire spoke to him Monday morning.

Really? Just found out? Even though he managed the same team McGwire played for all but one season of his career? I suspect either La Russa drank so much that he forgot about all the Andro in McGwire's locker or he's flat out lying. Not McGwire or Sosa-style, but Barry Bonds-style lying. I'm sorry, alleged lying. For the record, Buzz Bissinger essentially wouldn't trust Tony La Russa to babysit his kids.

Question of the day: Will Barry Bonds continue to "O.J." his steroid usage, or will he ever come clean?