Today marks 11 long years since Mark McGwire broke baseball's single season home run record in 1998. His record would in turn be broken by Barry Bonds in 2001. Both hitters' accomplishments would in turn be rendered meaningless (along with many other players' statistics and most of the MLB record book in general) by the ongoing revelations of steroids throughout the rest of the decade.
This was my original reflection from last year's historic tenth anniversary of McGwire's now infamous feat.
But this year I'll spare the melodrama in favor of a whimsical look back at this epically funny (now especially so) Nike commercial campaign:
"Chicks Dig the Long Ball!"
Yeah, the Nike girls might dig the long ball, but the only way Big Mac will be getting into the Hall of Fame is if Glavine and Maddux invite him to their induction ceremonies!