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Brett asked to turn around Royals’ hitting woes

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Kansas City Royals' George Brett, left, speaks during a news conference announcing him as the Royals' interim hitting coach as manager Ned Yost, right, listens before an Interleague baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — George Brett is giving coaching a month
The greatest player in Kansas City Royals history isn’t sure teaching is his forte and doesn’t know if players will listen.
Before hustling to the batting cage to start his job and greet well-wishers that included his former manager Whitey Herzog, the team’s high profile interim batting coach certainly gave a fiery acceptance speech.
“I’m scared to death right now, to be honest with you,” Brett said Thursday night. “But I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Not too scared to call out Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer ...


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