Ari Fleischer can claim "it doesn't cover this specific period" all he likes, but this quote is pretty damning:
Put it this way. If Paris Hilton were to take that array, she could run over Dick Butkus.
- Curtis Wenzlaff, McGwire's early career steroid supplier.
But by 1998, it was just to help with injury recovery? Sure, Ari. And I have a bridge over the East River you might like to buy.
And, by the way, will Barry Bonds' many apologists finally admit that this isn't about trying to tear down a black icon? McGwire and Clemens and Pettite don't look very black to me.