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McGwire greeted with St. Louis ovation

Updated: April 12, 2010, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire drew a standing ovation before the Cardinals' home opener Monday, a clear sign many St. Louis fans have forgiven the former home run king for using steroids.

There was an immediate burst of applause even before the official introduction prior to the game against the Houston Astros. McGwire is the Cardinals' new hitting coach.

"It's always exciting here for opening day," McGwire said before the game. "I'm sure it's going to be awesome. I'm sure my stomach ...

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