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  • Mark McGwire to be Dodgers Hitting Coach in '13

    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ne...ews_la&c_id=la
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  • #2
    Well I think hitting coaches are overrated and they usually don't change MLB hitters but still that would be a loss for the cards. not because he knows more about the swing than other coaches but because he is a hitting legend (even if he cheated) himself and thus gets more respect then most hitting coaches. If big mac speaks players are listening.
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    • #3
      What occurred with his association with St. Louis? I admit . . . all I've been watching lately are Giants cudo's . . .
      Some's basturds, some's ain't, thats the score.

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      • #4
        Can't say I like this. I respect him highly as a hitting coach, so this can't be good for the Giants. Giants would be well served going in another direction with their hitting coach as well. I'd love to see Will Clark working with the hitters on a daily basis.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DiggerODell View Post
          What occurred with his association with St. Louis?

          I heard he's got family that is mainly based in California.. including young kids.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bulldog19 View Post
            I heard he's got family that is mainly based in California.. including young kids.
            That is exactly it. His wife and son, from his first marriage, live in Southern California, so he wants to be close to them.
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            "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
              That is exactly it. His wife and son, from his first marriage, live in Southern California, so he wants to be close to them.
              Mac was born and raised in L.A., went to U.S.C., and has lived in Orange County for many years. It's always nice to work close to home.
              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                That is exactly it. His wife and son, from his first marriage, live in Southern California, so he wants to be close to them.
                I heard there were young triplets in the picture..
                Mike Hopper
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bulldog19 View Post
                  I heard there were young triplets in the picture..
                  The triplets were born in the same hospital (Missouri Baptist) as my oldest son the day before his birthday. We saw McGwire and his wife carting the three kids around the hospital.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                    Can't say I like this. I respect him highly as a hitting coach, so this can't be good for the Giants. Giants would be well served going in another direction with their hitting coach as well. I'd love to see Will Clark working with the hitters on a daily basis.
                    well I don't think that the giants are changing anything in their coaching. they just won it all.
                    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                    • #11
                      McGwire to LA? Sounds good...
                      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dominik View Post
                        well I don't think that the giants are changing anything in their coaching. they just won it all.
                        Not because their bats were so hot during the season, however. Or the many seasons before that.
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                        • #13
                          ^ you are aware the Giants led the league in runs in away games?

                          To illustrate the point here are the NL's top six in runs scored and their home-away breakdown

                          Brewers 437-339
                          Cards 404-361
                          Rockies 486-272
                          DBacks 376-312
                          Nationals 367-364
                          Giants 308-410

                          The Giants scored anywhere from 46 more runs on the road to 138 more runs on the road than the NL's top 5 offensive teams

                          as for 2011 - their best hitter was taken out on a dirty play 7 weeks into the season - all he did this year was win the MVP, the Hank Aaron award and hit 3 PS home runs

                          McGwire and the Dodgers - a perfect match (Yes we have NO concerns)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dominik View Post
                            well I don't think that the giants are changing anything in their coaching. they just won it all.
                            I'm sure they won't, Hensley Meulens is a friend of Sabean's. Oh well, maybe they'll resign Scutaro. The entire team started having better situational at bats once he joined the team. It was like having another hitting coach, but this one leads by example and knows what he's talking about.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dominik View Post
                              well I don't think that the giants are changing anything in their coaching. they just won it all.
                              Actually bench coach Ron Wotus is up for the Rocks Mgr job, don't be surprised if he gets it. Plus hitting coach Bam Bam Muelens aims to be a manager too.
                              “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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