"I've been in that situation, trying to prolong my career with the money that was out there to be made at this time in baseball. I can't sit here and say that I would not have done it,"
Let's do the math here. Goose played until he was 42, which was rare among his contemporaries. In his final few years -- the years in which he was really working to prolong his career -- were spent in the clubhouses of the Rangers and the A's, where he called Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Ivan Rodriguez, and Rafael Palmiero his teammates. Finally, he put up considerably above average stats in his age 39, 40, and 42 seasons.
Um, Goose? Given the current witch hunt climate, your hypothetical looks way less hypothetical to many people than you think it does (ask yourself: is there any more evidence against Sammy Sosa than there is against you?), so you may just want to change the subject, OK? Great.