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McGwire admittedly a better man

Yet truth about steroids won't get him a place in the Hall of Fame

Updated: January 12, 2010, 10:33 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Eleven and a half years after resurrecting the game on the faulty premise that his best was competing both against the best of his peers and the best of history, and five years after undoing the good will of 1998 with a disastrous appearance in front of Congress, Mark McGwire made the single biggest admission in the history of the game.

He said he hit a record 70 home runs on steroids, finally and officially undermining the linchpin of baseball's 1998 magical resurgence and all of the supporters ...

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