Mark McGwire reportedly took a lot of steroids. Not a little, a huge amount.
Convicted drug dealer Curtis Wenzlaff, to ESPN:
"Will it help you hit a baseball? Let me put it to you this way: If Paris Hilton was to take that array, she could run over Dick Butkus."
When he heard that McGwire claimed to take the steroids just to get healthy enough to play, he thought it was pretty amusing.
"I chuckled. If excelling and kicking ass on the field is the end result I guess that's a healthy, good feeling. But for health, there are other things you can take for health that are anabolic, but it wouldn't be that type of combination."
Clearly that's not just a small regimen to get rid of a few aches and pains. McGwire was obviously trying to bulk up, and do it quickly.
This really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but it definitely flies in the face of McGwire's half-cocked apology and admission.