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humble McEwing said with a shrug of his I just come in and go to A regular lunchpailtoting this He certainly showed a great work ethic with the Last year as a rookie with McEwing hit in 152 games with nine homers and 44 He set a Cardinals rookie record with a 25game hitting He started at seven different In doing he became known as Little Mac to Mark McGwires Big He also earned the sobriquet Super the Cardinals offseason acquisitions of Fernando Vina and Jim Edmonds left no room for McEwing on the Louis needed help for its undermanned The Mets acquired McEwing on March 18 when they set lefthanded reliever Jesse Orosco to It was a real McEwing It was the first time Ive ever been I spent nine years in the But you have to move The Cardinals took something posi tive out of their experience with After he was manag er Tony La Russa put him into a spring training game so he could watch him play one more Before McEwing left for the Mets La Russa asked if he could have a pair of McEwings shoes so he could remember McEwing and the way he played the When compliments are coming from your it means a McEwing It was to be able to get to the big Its just filled dream after With the highlight reels filled with images of preening and lackadaisical playing the game the oldfashioned way tends to grab peoples Perhaps that is why McEwing is so popular with Certainly New York reliever John Franco is among McEwings newest Hes a good guy to have Franco I can see why they call him Super Hes a throwback to the old He comes keeps his mouth shut and plays Thats what I like about Franco said McEwing endears him self to everyone because of how he acts and his Hes a guy who had a long career in the minor leagues and came Franco He appreciates what he has right now and they way he goes about his I would stand in a foxhole with him McGwire said he misses Little Mac as he talked about He remembered how before McEwing left a note in the clubhouse after everyone was It said Ill love you Joe That shows what kind of a guy he McGwire He used to be Little Joe here and now hes Broadway McGwire Then he gets hes back up in the big Its a good Hes a special The Mets know We jumped at the opportunity to get him because hes unique today in his approach and Mets gen eral manager Steve Phillips He looks at being a major league player as a privilege and doesnt take anything for failed to win a job in spring training and started the season at Class AAA Norfolk hitting with 10 five homers and 18 RBIs along with five I knew I had a job to do so I went down there and did McEwing I didnt mope The Mets brought him up May 13 when New York released Rickey I dont look at it like Im replacing McEwing You cant replace a Hall of Famer like Rickey Im just going out there and being Joe I dont put any extra pressure on I just go out there and Thats all the Mets And in his short stint in a Mets uni McEwing is well on his way towards establishing himself as a favorite with his teammates just as he did with the Cardinals last Like he did with McEwing is giving New York a spark and production in the leadoff spot and hustle and ver satility in the So his best game came May 21 when he went 3for4 against Randy In that McEwing fin ished with two a home a walk and a key He supplied most of the power on the home the everhumble McEwing about McEwing is living his dream as a bigleague Hes a baseball thats really what he Phillips And a nice Cards Continued from B1 first place by one Heathcliff the third of six Louis started the eighth with a one of 16 issued in two games to the Third baseman Craig Paquette misplayed a the first of by Edgardo Dave Veres 02 came in and gave Mike Piazza his fourth walk on four One out Zeile hit a tower ing fly that cleared the leftfield wall for a 108 Louis got three back in their half of the 33minute first Ray who drove in five smoked a tworun double down the rightfield and he scored on Paquettes The Cardinals tied the game 55 in the third when Lankford belted a M fastball 410 feet to center field for two It was Lankfords 10th homer this season and third in his last four   

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