A Missouri state senator is trying to remove Mark McGwire’sname from a five mile stretch of Interstate 70 that runs through St. Louis. It’s the same lawmaker who pushed for the road to be renamed in honor of McGwire after his 1998 home run fueled season.
State Senator Ryan McKenna says that it’s now inappropriate in light of McGwire’s steroid admission.
Ok, so McGwire was taking the roids while we all collectively gave him a fan-job. Yeah, thats bad. But you know what? At the time he was basically a god and all we did was take a little stretch of a highway in the ugliest part of downtown and basically fake named it. Yes, fake named it. Its not really the Mark McGwire highway, its just highway 70…with a sign over it.
And now Senator McKenna wants to take the sign away. Probably just so he can look cool and win the next election to state senate…you know because of all the power he wields.
That’s all. He’s not “un-naming” anything, he just wants a sign taken down. At this point, who gives a crap? The dude knows he screwed up, and at this point who cares about a sign on the north part of downtown. No one seems to care about the other ones there, like “Please don’t shoot other people.” or “It would be great if you would take a dump on the street homeless guys.”
We know its probably unpopular decision, but we at Punching Kitty say Don’t Take McGwire’s Sign!
Who’s with us?!