|Thanks for the Roids Jose!|
Things started to change in the 1990's. Canseco wheels started falling off. He bounced around a couple of teams, including the Red Sox, had a fly ball bounce off his head for a home run, and ultimately became a trolling D list celebrity. McGwire went to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1997 and continued a prodigious home run stretch where he seemed to get 60 dingers every year. The Bash Brothers, like all brothers, went their separate ways.
Then the whispers of Steroid use popped up. They were just whispers until Canseco's bombshell "Juiced" hit the bookshelves. Detailing rampant drug use amongst the biggest names in baseball, the Bash Brothers took on new meaning. Neither of the Bros could escape. Canseco of course admitted steroid use. McGwire hid behind the veil of not talking about the past. At this point, Bash Brothers were two dirty words.
We are fortunate to have the Bash Brothers here in Boston. They are likeable players on a team that for several years had been tagged as a very unlikable team. The Red Sox are in first place despite having real struggles pitching. Mostly due to the Killer B's the Red Sox have come back from the dead. People are talking about them again.
Let's just hope they don't pose like the Blue Brothers with bats