So Missouri is just now getting around to honoring Mark Twain with a highway, and only because they think Mark McGwire’s a dick for confirming what we already knew?
The Mark McGwire Highway was dedicated to the then-Cardinals slugger in 1999, just one year after he and Sammy Sosa battled history in an epic home run race that saw McGwire set a new single-season record. The record would last only three years longer, and now it appears the highway may not survive either.
The Missouri Senate voted unanimously to rename the stretch of St. Louis road after another famous Mark from Missouri: Mark Twain. The move follows years of speculation that McGwire used performance-enhancing drugs, culminating with an admission in January that he took steroids.