Cardinals ready for McGwire's coaching debut

By: AP
By: AP

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Mark McGwire's No. 25 jersey is ready for
duty again.

The most controversial batting instructor in the major leagues
is due to arrive in Jupiter, Fla., late Tuesday. He could be on the
field as early as Wednesday, the date for pitchers and catchers to
report for St. Louis.

Second baseman Skip Schumaker is among a handful of Cardinals
familiar with McGwire's passion for hitting, thanks to offseason
workouts in California. The leadoff hitter has one complaint: He
will no longer have McGwire's undivided attention.

Last month, McGwire ended more than a decade of denials and
evasion by admitting that he used steroids and human growth hormone
as he became a home run king.


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