That weekend in Philadelphia, a day before the “Godzilla” opening, Mark McGwire hit three home runs in one game against us, including a mammoth shot that landed in the unpopulated upper deck at Veterans Stadium. It was Godzilla in the flesh, instilling awe in other professionals who were themselves playing at the highest level of the same game. Too bad that McGwire’s achievement, as it turned out, wasn’t too far from the toy-cars-and-fake-explosions world of his on-screen equivalent. Entertaining, but contrived.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Big Mac, Hold the Buns
Former big league Doug Glanville, who now writes regularly for NYT, comes through with a very personal, and telling, look -- from centerfield, as it were -- at Mark McGwire and steroids. Excerpt:
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