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Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
LOS ANGELES -- Mark McGwire is back in Southern California, officially announced to the world Wednesday as the Dodgers' new hitting coach. He replaces Dave Hansen, who was removed from the position following the 2012 season, offered a new job with the team, then took the job as Seattle's hitting coach. All of that was pretty much known last week when the McGwire news first broke.
What wasn't known is that McGwire was thinking seriously about leaving not only his job as St. Louis Cardinals' batting instructor, but leaving the game altogether. He said on a conference call that he was weighing his love of the sport and his job against the needs of his family. Had the Dodgers not contacted him, the man who helped coach the Cardinals to a World Championship in 2011 and the best team batting average in the National League last season, would be just another retired ballplayer living once again near his home town.
"That was something I was going to really, really con...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers officially named Mark McGwire their hitting coach on Wednesday. General manager Ned Colletti announced that McGwire will replace the fired Dave Hansen. McGwire, a 12-time All-Star who set a major-league record for home runs in a season in 1998, served as the St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach for the past three seasons but made the move to the Dodgers...
LOSANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday named Mark McGwire as their hitting coach. The announcement was made byGeneral Manager Ned Colletti.
Markhas been able to translate his success as a big league hitter into his work ********* coach with the Cardinals, Colletti said. He earned the respect ofboth veterans and young players while in St. Louis and the offensive numbersthe...
Things are starting to look interesting in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have put together some intriguing plans over the past week that will leave the rest of the league reeling. Of these recent happenings, the most interesting are the fact that Mark McGwire may become the team’s new hitting coach and that the team is eyeing James Shields as their top choice for starting...
After toiling in the minors for parts of nine seasons with just a couple cups of coffee to show for it, all the while watching the Dodgers treat the catcher position like it was wholly unimportant (trading Carlos Santana, allowing Joe Torre to run Russell Martin into the ground, and Rod Barajas not only being on the team but starting games as the primary backstop), A.J...
ST. LOUIS - When Mark McGwire returned to the game of baseball in 2010 as the Cardinals hitting coach, he did so with a promise to his wife: After every season, the two would talk and reevaluate whether or not he should continue to coach the following year.
The two also had a dream: that he could someday coach for a team closer to their home in Orange County, Ca. He got about as...
INDIAN WELLS The Dodgers are probably unlikely to trade for a starting pitcher this winter and might have to address that need in the free-agent market, General Manager Ned Colletti said.
Collettis assessment was based on conversations he had with other teams at the general managers meetings, which started Wednesday.
Asked about what hes learned in the last 24 hours about the...
The Dodgers are already in hot pursuit of Zack Greinke, Hiroki Kuroda, and James Shields, now enter Anibal Sanchez. The Dodgers figure to be the busiest team in free agency this winter. The Dodgers have money to spend and are not willing to settle for anything less than a World Series in 2013.
The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Aaron...
The LA Dodgers have hired their fourth hitting coach since 2008 but this one has ties to the LA area and a Hall of Fame pedigree if you can ignore a past scandal. The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Mark McGwire who served as the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach last season. McGwire, a [...]
The face of performance-enhancing drugs now can't understand why an athlete would engage in their use.
Mark McGwire was perhaps the first major leaguer to truly bring PED use into focus. To accomplish that, all he had to do was break MLB's all-time single-season home run record while taking PEDs.
After a long exile from baseball and the limelight, McGwire spent the past...
The face of performance-enhancing drugs now can’t understand why an athlete would engage in their use.
Mark McGwire, of course, was perhaps the first Major League Baseball player to truly bring PED use into focus. To accomplish that, all he had to do was break MLB’s all-time single-season home run record while on the junk.
After a long exile from baseball and the limelight, McGwire...
Free agent pitcher Todd Coffey deleted his Twitter account because Barack Obama won the election last night.
Bye Todd!! RT @toddcoffey60: I'm out I'll be back on twitter in 4 years if we can...
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Mark McGwire is one of the most prolific power hitters in baseball history, but the former slugger wouldn't vote himself into the Baseball Hall of Fame and says he has no beef with keeping him out. "No, not by the guidelines that they have now," McGwire said Friday on the Dan Patrick Show. "I'll never fight it. I totally respect the Hall of Fame. I have never...