Mark McGwire on Jose Canseco: 'I don't care to ever speak to him again'
Mark McGwire still has not forgiven Jose Canseco for accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
There will be no reconciliation for the former Bash Brothers. Jose Canseco accused Mark McGwire of using performance-enhancing drugs in his 2005 book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, and the two have not been on friendly terms since.
"It's too late. I don't care to ever speak to him again," said McGwire to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. "What he did was wrong ... I can care less what he does."
Canseco apologized to McGwire last weekend at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Athletics' 1989 World Championship team
"Mark, to me, when I played with him, I looked up to him," said Canseco to reporters last weekend. "I idolized him for a lot of reasons -- the guy was on the field, he was off the field. It haunts me til this day that I said those things about him, even though obviously they were true. I could have gone about it a different way and gotten my point across."
"I regret writing the book for sure," Canseco added. "I battled and fought with the thought of, 'I wish I never used chemicals or steroids.' But I don't see how back then when I was only 19, 20 years old, I didn't really know the situation."
Canseco said he has not had any contact with McGwire since the book came out almost a decade ago. McGwire eventually admitted to using PEDs during his playing career back in 2010.