Laughing Because it isn't the Cubs: Missouri Hates Mark McGwire

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Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Missouri Hates Mark McGwire

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Former St. Louis Cardinal slugger and current St. Louis Cardinal hitting coach is apparently no longer as popular in Missouri as he once was. The state is trying to scratch his name from their history books – or at least their highway system.

A stretch of Interstate 70 in St. Louis was designated the Mark McGwire Highway in 1999, one year after the Cardinals slugger hit a then-record 70 home runs.

But McGwire has now admitted he used steroids, and the state Senate voted unanimously Monday to rename the section of interstate the Mark Twain Highway. The measure now goes to the House. Chicago Breaking Sports.

Unanimously? Daaaaamn. You’d think the state Senate could have scrounged up just one Big Mac supporter. Then again, many of them have probably met the usually gruff McGwire – and probably very few met Mark Twain. Does Missouri have term limits?

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