Although not final yet, Mark McGwire has stated that he intends to take a position with the LA Dodgers as the new hitting coach. He is leaning towards the position because his family is living in Orange County. McGwire himself a twelve time all-star has helped the Cardinal’s younger players become more effective at the plate; including players like David Freese and Matt Carpenter. Though there will always be an asterisk next to his name, who can deny his ability to see the ball and make contact with it. Not to come in favor of steroids in sports, because as we’ve seen with the Melky situation I am very opposed to it. It’s cheating, plain and simple. But, as Ted Williams once said: “The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round ball with a round bat squarely.” And that’s what it’s about. Not many people are able to see the ball and hit it like Mark McGwire, regardless of steroid use. When the Cardinals made the bold decision to hire Mark, during the regular season the Cardinals led the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and OPS in addition to runs. They were also the only team in the National League to have fewer than 1000 strikeouts. I believe this could be a great fit for the Dodgers, with their offense struggling in the latter part of the 2012 season. Nothing about the move has been confirmed yet by either side.