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Herzog Wonders if McGuire Can Handle Cardinals Job
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Whitey Herzog wouldn't be surprised if Mark McGwire changed his mind and decided not to become the St. Louis Cardinals' batting coach.

The 78-year-old Herzog says he wants the controversial move to work out for McGwire, manager Tony La Russa and the team he managed for a decade. But he says McGwire must open up about his involvement in baseball's steroids era.

The Cardinals announced the McGwire hire in late October, but have yet to schedule a news conference.

Herzog believes McGwire has a chance to be a good instructor because he was an intelligent player. But he added he's wondered at times whether McGwire will wake up one morning and decide the job is not worth the trouble.

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