Mark McGwire stands by his no comment.
The Cardinals' season home run king made his first appearance at Busch Stadium of the season last night as part of a final weekend reunion at the 40-year-old ballpark. He said he had no regrets about his oft-criticized testimony before Congress in March during steroid hearings, during which he repeatedly said "I'm not here to talk about the past."
"I've moved on from it and I wish the media would," McGwire said. "I've made my statement in Washington, that's my statement, and when I left Washington that's the last time I was ever going to talk about it, and that's really about it."
McGwire said he's aware his image has taken a big hit, but didn't appear concerned. He said he missed baseball and would like to get back into the sport "some day."
* MCKEON DECISION NEAR: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says he expects a decision this weekend regarding the future of Manager Jack McKeon, who has hinted that he won't return in 2006.
"We're waiting to hear what he wants to do," Loria said.
When asked about his preference regarding whether McKeon returns, Loria said: "He's the guy who has to make the decision. . . . We're continuing to talk about it over the next couple of days."
* CONCERTED EFFORT: An approximately 10,000-square-foot patch of outfield grass was hastily replaced hours before the Brewers-Pirates game at PNC Park last night because of damage caused by a Rolling Stones concert Wednesday.
-- From News Services