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Mark McGwire Looked Crazy

6:29 PM EDT on September 29, 2022

Mark McGwire
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For obvious reasons we spent some time this morning reminiscing about the 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Someone dropped a clip of McGwire's 62nd homer into slack, at which we point Billy reminded us all of something that I myself had forgotten: McGwire really did look ridiculous.

Look at these proportions.

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MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 20: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 20, 1998 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

He looks like a fuckin' Street Shark.

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ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 8: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on September 8, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

It feels silly now that there was ever any doubt that he was guzzling every steroid available to him.

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