Jack Clark Is Not a Fan of Steroids Use

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↵No one ever accused Jack Clark of being a shrinking violet during his MLB career. It's a good bet no one will make that mistake in his retirement, either. ↵

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↵St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Rick Hummel caught up with Clark to talk about steroids. Clark talked. And talked. And talked. ↵

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↵⇥⇥Clark, who spoke whatever was on his mind when he played — he was a big factor in two National League pennants for the Cardinals in the 1980s — and occasionally when he hasn't been playing, said Thursday he was disgusted with the whole steroids issue and McGwire's now confirmed involvement in it.⇥ ↵⇥

↵⇥⇥"A lot of them should be banned from baseball, including Mark McGwire," Clark said. ⇥ ↵⇥

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↵⇥⇥"All those guys are cheaters —A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez). Fake, phony. Rafael Palmeiro. Fake, a phony. ⇥ ↵⇥

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↵⇥⇥"(Roger) Clemens, (Barry) Bonds. (Sammy) Sosa. Fakes. Phonies. They don't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. ⇥ ↵⇥

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↵⇥⇥"They should all be in the Hall of Shame. They can afford to build it. They've all got so much money. And they could all go there and talk about the next way to rub something on your skin. The whole thing is creepy. ⇥ ↵⇥

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↵⇥⇥"They're all creeps. All these guys have been liars," Clark said.⇥ ↵⇥

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↵If you can believe it, Clark goes even further than those comments, wondering how steroids users sleep at night, comparing McGwire's steroid use to drunk driving, and calling the entire PEDs kerfuffle "a three-ring circus." ↵

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↵Clark's candor makes up for everyone else in baseball not named Jose Canseco. Wonder if he'll get invited back for old-timers' games? ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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