ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire was back in his element, holding court in St. Louis.
Most major league coaches do their jobs in virtual anonymity behind the scenes. McGwire, however, is no ordinary hitting instructor and his homecoming is a juicy, natural subplot in this NL championship series.
Once a star slugger for the Cardinals and later their batting coach, McGwire now serves in...
WHAT'S DONE IS DONE
Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire, commenting on the recent suspensions, said that he has all but given up on any chance of being inducted in the Hall of Fame.
ST. LOUIS -- On baseball's day of reckoning for the Biogenesis scandal, which coincidentally was also Mark McGwire's first time back at Busch Stadium since 2012, the former Cardinals slugger agreed to talk to the media.
As soon as the Dodgers finished batting practice, McGwire walked off the field, took a seat in the visitors' dugout and the questions began.
ON A LIMB
Legendary slugger and possible juicer Mark McGwire moved on from his hitting coach duties with the St. Louis Cardinals in November to fill the same position on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And when you head West out to La La Land and its hippy dippy environs, even typically mundane events such as an autograph signing session can get weird in a hurry. On Monday,...
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...
ST. LOUIS - As Mark McGwire phoned his former students this past weekend to inform them he would be accepting an offer to become the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, their reaction was one of disappointment but also happiness.
Orchestrator of the National Leagues best offense during his three-year run as Cardinals hitting coach from 2010-2012, McGwires successful return to baseball...
Well, that certainly came out of nowhere.
When Dave Hansen was dismissed as the Dodgers' hitting coach on Oct. 12, I don't think one person thought Mark McGwire would be the man to replace him. But here we are, nearly a month later and that's exactly what's happening.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"Mark McGwire will leave the Cardinals as hitting...
Heres one you probably didnt see coming: The Dodgers are close to hiring Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach.
McGwire has served as the Cardinals' hitting coach for the last three seasons, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that he has told the club he intends to accept the same position with the Dodgers.
The deal with the Dodgers has yet to be finalized, but...
MAC ON THE MOVE
Mark McGwire may be leaving the Cardinals for the Dodgers. He's been the hitting coach for St. Louis the past two seasons, but he might want to move.
Jose Canseco, who, after all the steroid stuff, we have come to know and love over the last few years as Twitter’s resident profoundly nonsensical madman, made an appearance at a major league ballpark on Thursday, taking in the Los Angeles Dodgers-St. Louis Cardinals tilt at Dodgers Stadium in Chavez Ravine. Sitting in a field box, [...]