Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 11/3/12
Big Make has, once again, left the yard.  After refusing the Cardinals contract tender, Mark McGwire is headed to Los Angeles to join the Dodgers as their hitting coach.    This will be the first time since 1997 that McGwire will wear another uniform other than the Cardinals.   Ok, ok. From 2002 through 2009, McGwire didn't technically wear any uniform, but when he came back to baseball in 2010, he did so as a Cardinal.   It's hard to remember now, but that spring training was the first of a still ongoing string of dramatic story lines that have ushered in a new season. See: McGwire '10, Pujols '11, Wainwright's Arm '11, Defending Champs '12...   He was the steroid era poster boy. Ripped out of his mind. Crushing balls into places Busch Stadium II never had seen before so much so he started a promotion that still endures today (Big Mac Land).    And his re-entry into baseball after becoming the first of the 500 HR club to get rejected for...
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