“He’s owned up to making a mistake, but there’s so many other great qualities about him that you forgive the mistake,” he said. “That he apologized is very important.”
“I absolutely love the job of being a hitting coach,” he said. “I love teaching and being around the game of baseball.”
“We kept thinking about guys that had had success both with veteran players and also young players. We kept coming back to Mark,” he said. “We benefited from Mark’s love of his young family and where he resides. We’re very privileged and thrilled to have a person of this quality be our hitting coach.”
McGwire said he has no immediate managerial aspirations.
“But I would never rule it out,” he said. “Right now I’m having way too much fun working with the hitters.”
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