January 22, 2009

McGwire's Brother: He Used Steroids (and I Injected Him Myself): The estranged brother of Mark McGwire is circulating a book proposal that claims he gave McGwire high-end steroids beginning in 1994, Deadspin reported last night. "Deca-Durabolin helped with his joint problems and recovery, while growth hormone helped his strength, making him leaner in the process," Jay McGwire writes. "I became the first person to inject him, like most first-timers he couldn’t plunge in the needle himself. ... My bringing the truth to surface about Mark is out of love." ESPN offers more details.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:21 PM - 9 comments

But Jay is only seeing half of the story.

posted by BoKnows at 09:38 PM on January 22, 2009

I don't think this is a huge revelation. I always just assumed the guy used steroids. McGwire remains the caucasian Barry Bonds (only with a quarter the baseball talent). He's an absolute poster boy for what steroids reportedly do to a body, from the freakish large body and muscles, balding head, pock-marked face, huge neck and head.

posted by dyams at 09:54 PM on January 22, 2009

"My bringing the truth to surface about Mark is out of love. And by love, I mean money and 15 minutes of fame."

posted by holden at 11:08 AM on January 23, 2009

Jay "Fredo" McGwire needs to remember what took place in the Godfather II and never go fishing with his brother after this.

Just saying.

posted by BornIcon at 11:39 AM on January 23, 2009

Reminds me to be nicer to my brother.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:13 PM on January 23, 2009

Did your brother allegedly inject you with steriods as well?


posted by BornIcon at 12:32 PM on January 23, 2009

I look forward to the faux moral outrage.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:40 PM on January 23, 2009

Kind of creepy move by the brother, but like dyams said, not a big shocker here.

posted by brainofdtrain at 01:10 PM on January 23, 2009

Mark shouldn't have spit in his coco puffs all those many years ago.

posted by spofomofo at 07:54 PM on January 23, 2009

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