St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, left, waks onto the field with batting coach Mark McGwire prior to their opening day baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, April 5, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mark McGwire got little reaction when he got back on the field.
The St. Louis Cardinals' new batting coach jogged onto the field wearing his old No. 25 for introductions before Monday's opener against Cincinnati.
Manager Tony La Russa and the Cardinals' nine starters were introduced by name -- NL MVP Albert Pujols got the most boos. The rest of the Cardinals players and the coaches then jogged onto the field together and lined up without their names mentioned. There was little reaction from the fans.
McGwire acknowledged during the offseason that he used steroids and human growth hormone during his career, including 1998 when he broke the season home run record.
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