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Hal McRae in the News
Cards retain coaches: Dave Duncan, Joe Pettini, Jose Oquendo, Dave McKay, Marty Mason and Hal McRae are expected back next season.
Izturis will stick to right side: Cesar Izturis' plummeting batting average from the left side of the plate hadn't gone unnoticed by the Cardinals. Hitting coach Hal McRae had thought about suggesting to the shortstop that he bat strictly from the right side for "a while."
Pujols needs better backup: The Cardinals already have begun a July wish list. They have replaced the traditional search for starting pitching with an enforcer for first baseman Albert Pujols.
How the Cardinals protect Pujols in their reconfigured lineup is a "legitimate" concern to hitting coach Hal McRae, who saw teams increasingly duck the former MVP last season.
Slumping Duncan works to unleash his inner 'masher': On Saturday, Cardinals left fielder Chris Duncan spent another day searching for the swing that has eluded him all month, and hitting coach Hal McRae hopes he used five words as a guide.
McRae knew at once it was a double play: As soon as St. Louis hitting coach Hal McRae saw Arizona outfielder Justin Upton make his slide into second base in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night, McRae knew Upton was guilty of violating a baseball rule.
The rule is the rule: As soon as St. Louis hitting coach Hal McRae saw Arizona outfielder Justin Upton make his slide into second base in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night, McRae knew Upton was guilty of violating a baseball rule.
McRae stews as Cards swoon: It's there when he leaves the ballpark, when he reaches his hotel room and when he returns to work the next day. As Cardinals hitting coach, Hal McRae says he feels responsible for an anemic start that has left the team's roster of position players last in almost every offensive category.
Rolen gets ahead of the curve in '07: Cardinals hitting coach Hal McRae has known Scott Rolen long enough to understand the third baseman's devotion to his approach can mean few early spring swings. So it was striking enough to see Rolen taking assertive cuts.
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