As the team turns from promise to seemingly fulfilling its pre-season predictions of mediocrity, I thought it might be appropriate to visit another bitter-sweet time. Namely the Mark McGwire years. As this season fades, do you look upon the big Mac era nostalgically, with regret and remorse or some mixture of each? Given the responses generated by the question of whether or not to sign Barry Bonds, I thought it might be interesting to see how the VEBosphere distinguishes McGwire - home runs to Congressional Ks (www.youtube.com/watch?v=942HcHKbOno) – from Bonds – homeruns to the memorable VEB phrase “douchebaggery.”
Quite apart from the PED issues, do we give Mac a pass because he brought a (goodly) measure of excitement to the Cardinals, or do we hold him to the ridicule that seems attendant with Barry Bonds? What say you?