(the slim Mark McGwire, while with AAA Tacoma, and the 1998 co-Sportsmen Of The Year, Big Mac and Flintstone Vitamin Sammy)

So when does Tony La Russa apologize to Jose Canseco?

From the New York Daily News’ Michael O’Keefe, Christian Red and T.J. Quinn.

The recipe called for 1/2 cc of testosterone cypionate every three days; one cc of testosterone enanthate per week; equipoise and winstrol v, 1/4 cc every three days, injected into the buttocks, one in one cheek, one in the other.

It was the cocktail of a hardcore steroids user, and it is one of the “arrays,” or steroid recipes, Mark McGwire used to become the biggest thing in baseball in the 1990s, sources have told the Daily News.

Long before Jose Canseco claimed he injected McGwire in the behind in his tell-all autobiography “Juiced,” the man known as Big Mac denied ever using illegal steroids. But according to FBI sources, McGwire’s name came up several times during “Operation Equine,” a landmark anabolic steroids investigation that led to 70 trafficking convictions in the early 1990s. No evidence against McGwire or any other steroid user was collected, and one former agent who worked undercover in the case says McGwire was not a target.

But two dealers caught in Operation Equine told the Daily News that a California man named Curtis Wenzlaff provided Canseco and McGwire, among others, with illegal anabolic steroids. One informant in the case says Wenzlaff injected McGwire at a gym in Southern California on several occasions, and established “arrays” of performance-enhancing drugs such as the aforementioned cocktail.

“Curtis was an expert on how to take drugs,” one of the informants in the case says. “The West Coast – that was the Mecca of drugs back then. And Curtis was involved with some serious people. Curtis gave me the same cycle that Mark McGwire (allegedly) was on. The best cycle (of steroids) I ever did came from Curtis.”

Reached by the News, a former member of the gym where Wenzlaff and McGwire allegedly worked out together – Racquetball World in Fountain Valley, Calif. – said he saw them work out together “maybe five times” and that the two discussed using steroids in his presence.

“No comment,” said Wenzlaff when asked to confirm the account.

Here’s a look at the steroid cocktail FBI informants say Mark McGwire took to become big in the ’90s:

1/2 cc of testosterone cypionate every three days

1 cc of testosterone enanthate per week

1/4 cc of equipoise (above) and winstrol v every three days, injected into the buttocks, one shot for one cheek, one shot for the other.