I have to post this from my iPhone as I’m waiting for my mother at a doctor’s office. When I get home, I’ll post the press release here.
Earlier today, former Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire admitted he took steroids during his MLB career.
Well, his first interview will be tonight with none other than St. Louis resident Bob Costas tonight on MLB Network at 7. Another example of MLB Network getting the big get and using a heavy hitter for the interview.
Peter Gammons who had the first interview with Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez on ESPN last year following his admission of taking steroids will be part of MLB Network’s coverage as well.
Sent from my iPhone.
UPDATE, 6:40 p.m.: Here’s the press release from MLB Network.
MARK McGWIRE TO BE INTERVIEWED EXCLUSIVELY BY MLB NETWORK’S BOB COSTAS TONIGHT LIVE AT 7:00 P.M. ETCostas Gets First TV Interview with McGwire Since Admitting to Use of Performing Enhancing Drugs During His MLB CareerSecaucus, NJ, January 11, 2010 – MLB Network’s Bob Costas will have an exclusive in-depth television interview with Mark McGwire tonight on MLB Network live at 7:00 p.m. ET about McGwire’s admission of using performance enhancing drugs during his career. This is the first television interview granted by McGwire since he admitted using PEDs in a statement earlier today.Following the exclusive interview, MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian, Mitch Williams, Joe Magrane, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal will discuss their reactions to the conversation. Costas will provide reaction from location in
and MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds and Peter Gammons will also provide commentary. CaliforniaMLB Network will be on-air live throughout the day with breaking news coverage and reactions from MLB Network analysts and insiders as well as others throughout baseball.
MLB Network has been on the air since the story broke and has been quite fair in its coverage. Job well done.