MLB Network's Bob Costas will have an exclusive in-depth television interview with Mark McGwire tonight on MLB Network live at 7 p.m. (ET), the first since the former slugger's admission today of using performance enhancing drugs during his career.
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 California and MLB Network's Harold Reynolds and Peter Gammons will also provide commentary.
In a statment to the Associated Press, McGwire, who refused to speak about PEDs during a congressional inquiry in 2005, said that he used PEDs and human growth hormone for over a decade. That usage also came during 1998, the year he shattered Roger Maris' home run mark of 61, with 70 round-trippers.
McGwire is slated to become a batting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.