Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thoughts While Hoping Someone Brings Scrappy Back


No offense to Joe Vavra, Scott Ulger, Jerry White, etc...but I didn't know you guys before you were coaches. I miss Al Newman. Every team should be required to have a first or third base coach that played for the team between five and twenty-five years previously. Think of how fun it would be watching Kent Hrbek trying to wave someone home...with a dome dog in one hand and a Mike's Hard Lemonade in the other.


Here's my list of awesome (awesome=players I watched as a youngster) former players currently disguised as coaches:



Angels:


Alfredo Griffin

Mickey Hatcher









Astros:

Cecil Cooper



Braves:

Glenn Hubbard

Roger McDowell

Terry Pendleton

Eddie Perez




Cardinals:

Hal McRae
Jose Oquendo


Cubs:

Alan Trammell




Diamondbacks:

Kirk Gibson

Chip Hale

Kevin Seitzer




Dodgers:

Eddie Murray

Rick Honeycutt



Giants:

Dave Righetti



Indians:

Luis Rivera

Mets:

Howard Johnson

Tom Nieto



Orioles:

Juan Samuel



Phillies:

Milt Thompson

Davy Lopes



Red Sox:

Luis Alicea



Reds:

Brook Jacoby



Rockies:

Jamie Quirk

Glenallen Hill



Tigers:

Lloyd McClendon

Rafael Belliard

Andy Van Slyke



White Sox:

Harold Baines

Joey Cora

Mark Salas



Yankees:

Don Mattingly

Tony Pena




Do you really mean to tell me that this team couldn't use Jarvis Brown as a baserunning coach right now?


7 comments:

Smitty said...

Nicely done. Don't forget our man Carl Willis in Cleveland and their 3rd base coach, Joel Skinner. I love it. I would take Jarvis Brown, would love seeing Lombardozi/Gagne hit fielding practice, Keith Atherton throw batting practice, Ken Schatziter give "how to grow sweet mustache" lessons and Chilli Davis show how to hit the dome ceiling. A Sal Butera citing would be cool as well.

Kaiser said...

Coincidentally, I used a 25 ft boa constrictor to spice up my senior pictures in high school. IF you know what I mean...

Hops said...

How can you not love this guy?

crystal said...

Al Newman was, quite seriously, my favorite Twins player for quite a bit. I think he was de-throned by Lenny Webster, truth be told.

With that fond 8th or 9th grade memory in mind, I'm off to google Lenny and to see if I can track down my signed homer hanky...

RK said...

Holy hell, this is probably the funniest post I've ever seen anywhere ever.

Kudos. That's all I can muster.

Hops said...

I can't believe I forgot the Big Train.

Hops said...

redemption?