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Jeff Bagwell enjoying role of a teacher

After retiring at end of '05 season, former Astros great back with team as hitting coach

Originally Published: August 28, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Time will tell if Chris Johnson, Michael Bourn, Brett Wallace and Houston's other young position players embrace Jeff Bagwell's teaching philosophies and maximize their potential at the plate. In the meantime, it must be fun to be a fly on the batting cage wall.

Bagwell, franchise favorite and hard-core Hall of Fame candidate, signed on as Houston's hitting coach during the All-Star break. He's been in the role six weeks, and the Astros already have some of the most entertaining coach-player ...

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