KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings.
He had been fired by the Cardinals earlier in the summer, ending a six-year tenure highlighted by a World Series trip and lowlighted by a three-year swoon that cost him his job.
When I left, Matheny recalled, I went home to my wife and my five amazing kids and I said, I dont know how to explain it but this is where Im meant to be.
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