February 14, 2005

Bash Brother


Here's one from left field, so to speak. John is a big sports fan, and occasionally we venture into the arena with our cartoons. Sports Illustrated reported yesterday: Canseco on 60 Minutes: Steroids made career possible.

Jose Canseco says he and fellow slugger Mark McGwire were never "buddy buddies" as teammates on the Oakland Athletics, but had at least one thing in common that they talked about regularly: using steroids.

Canseco also admits in an interview with 60 Minutes that he would never have been a major league-caliber player without using the drugs. ...

Canseco said he and McGwire weren't close, but often injected together and treated the subject of steroids as casual shop-talk.

"Mark and I weren't really in a sense of buddy buddies," Canseco said. "But there are certain subjects that we could talk about like obviously steroids and so forth."

McGwire, who has repeatedly denied steroid use, said in a statement to the television news magazine: "Once and for all I did not use steroids nor any illegal substance. The relationship that these allegations portray couldn't be further from the truth."

UPDATE -- February 22: This cartoon appears in today's (Tuesday's) The Detroit News.

Posted by Forkum at February 14, 2005 08:47 PM