Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk hasn't played a baseball game in over 15 years. Fisk spent over 20 years in the majors as a catcher and he was one of the best. Most people know Fisk from his walk off home run that ended game 6 of the 1975 World Series. It's played over and over again on MLB Network.
What I loved about Fisk is that he spoke his mind and didn't care who he ticked off. When the Chicago Tribune asked Fisk about Mark McGwire's steroid admission, the gloves came off.
"I didn't just find this out," Fisk told the Tribune Tuesday from Florida. "I worked hard in the gym to look like I did and feel like I felt. (Catching) took a toll on me, too. A lot of people knew. Nobody wanted to really address the issue."
"(McGwire) says, 'Well, it doesn't help eye-and-hand coordination.' Well, of course it does. It allows you more acuity physically and mentally and optically. You are going to be stronger and you are going to be better," Fisk added.
If you watched the interview Bob Costas conducted with McGwire on MLB Network McGwire said he used steroids to stay in the line-up because of injuries. That comment made Fisk's blood boil.
"Try having your knees operated on and catching for 30 years," Fisk said. "Do you think you feel good when you go out there? (McGwire) had to stand around and play first base. So excuuuuuse me."
Read the rest of the Chicago Tribune article here. It's a good read. Fisk also goes off on Roger Clemens.
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