Say hello to baseball's power couple

McGwire and Pujols eager to embark on journey as teacher and student

Originally Published: February 24, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

JUPITER, Fla. -- It was a typical batting practice Tuesday for Albert Pujols, breathtaking in every way as he tore holes in the sky with line drives that rocketed over the left-field fence. Mark McGwire, the Cardinals' new hitting coach, watched every swing, never taking his eyes off Pujols, not once looking to see where the ball landed. It was quite a scene, 583 career home runs watching a hitter who McGwire says "before it's all said and done will be the best player ever to play this game."


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