Mr. McGwire Goes to Washington

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About Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is the author of Naked Summer, a story collection, and the editor of 24 Bar Blues: Two Dozen Tales of Bars, Booze, and the Blues. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in EsquireGlimmer Train StoriesThe Writer’s Chronicle, and other publications. He is Senior Editor at Engine Books and lives in Indianapolis.


  1. One of the characters in Bull Durham said, I believe in the Church of Baseball. At some point Mark McGwire did too. In the process of losing his religion, he lost a lot of fans. Would the truth have set him free? I think you’re right. It would have made him something more respectable. Thanks for this solid piece.

  2. PursuitAce says:

    Ever hear of Bobby Holley? I didn’t think so. Here’s to those unknowns who always believed but never used and were never known except by those few believers in the Church of Baseball.

  3. Great article! It is important to look at the life lessons we can learn from a story like this. You cannot cheat or take short cuts in life because even though you may obtain glory at first; in the end the truth will always come back to haunt you.

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