McGwire: I've been in Papi's shoes

Ex-home run king says Ortiz's mental toughness will be tested this year

Updated: March 13, 2010, 2:04 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire stood behind the cage while the Boston Red Sox were taking pregame batting practice Monday at City of Palms Park.

McGwire, the onetime single-season home run king, now a Cardinals coach, stood next to former A's teammate and current Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan. The two briefly talked about hitting. In the cage for the Red Sox stood David Ortiz.

The Red Sox slugger took his swings with the pair of hitting coaches ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Hot Stuff
    Wade Miley has won his past three outings after a rough start to the season. He will try to lead the Red Sox over the Rangers on Saturday.