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:


Alfredo Griffin

Mickey Hatcher


Cecil Cooper


Glenn Hubbard

Roger McDowell

Terry Pendleton

Eddie Perez


Hal McRae
Jose Oquendo


Alan Trammell


Kirk Gibson

Chip Hale

Kevin Seitzer


Eddie Murray

Rick Honeycutt


Dave Righetti


Luis Rivera


Howard Johnson

Tom Nieto


Juan Samuel


Milt Thompson

Davy Lopes

Red Sox:

Luis Alicea


Brook Jacoby


Jamie Quirk

Glenallen Hill


Lloyd McClendon

Rafael Belliard

Andy Van Slyke

White Sox:

Harold Baines

Joey Cora

Mark Salas


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?


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.

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