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Pat Gallen is joined today by Victor Rojas of the MLB Network just hours after the Mark McGwire interview in which he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his career.
Victor sheds some light on the situation, saying that his candor was self-serving because of his new job with the St. Louis Cardinals. On the flip side, he thinks Big Mac left the door open on too many issues and had an opportunity to close them by simply saying he took them to get an edge over the competition. Until players are completely open, Victor says, there will always be questions surrounding players who dance around the topic without hitting it head on.
As far as the Hall of Fame is concerned, Victor isn’t sure much will change with this confession. He does believe that more and more retired players who are linked to steroids will follow suit to try and save face and win some people back. Victor does believe Pete Rose should be in the Hall, and that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have an asterisk or plaque symbolizing those who may have cheated.
Rojas is one of the lead anchors for the MLB Network, both as a studio host and play-by-play voice. Before joining the new baseball-only network, Rojas was a voice for both the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Before taking his skills to the booth, he was the GM for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League.