NOTE: this is a re-post from All Swings Considered
In yet another example of why he is one of the best baseball writers working today, Joe Posnanski reacts to the reaction to Mark McGwire’s day of apologies.
Seriously – since 2005 McGwire has been pummeled whenever people found it convenient or cathartic to do so. That means he was ripped a lot. He never defended himself. Now he comes out and offers his apology, one of the more thorough and believable mea culpas in the sorry steroid saga, and columnists flip out on him again.
If there’s something that makes me more mad than a player using steroids, it’s a writer assuming the righteous mantle of victimized baseball fans worldwide and throwing spears. This sort of showboaty public anger belongs in the same section of the book store as Jose Canseco’s trashy “non-fiction.”