In the most recent edition of his made-to-waste-away-your-workday "Links of the Week" series, ESPN's Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons featured a reader-submitted YouTube clip of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa circa 1998, with the following description:
Here's an incredible YouTube find from Tim in Pittsburgh. I'll let him explain: "I found my old VCR tape of McGwire's No. 62 game, and it had this gem of an interview with Sosa and McGwire before the game. Looking back, it's off-the-scale hilarious. There's also some aspect of 'Ambiguously Gay Duo' that comes across as well." And then some. It's impossible to believe that this was only 10 years and 13 Joe Buck hair stylists ago.
Here's the clip:
Joe Buck's perma-combover notwithstanding, with all the artificial testosterone pumping through their respective veins it's amazing that the prevailing sentiment was homoeroticism. One can only imagine they were one missed man-hug away from an epic roid-fueled throwdown of Clemens/Piazza bat hurling proportions.