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11/27/2012 1:57 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/11/26/rob-deer-chicago-cubs.ap/index.html?sct=mlb_t2_a8

why would the Cubs hire a guy with a .220 career batting average, who struck out just about every third time (1409 Ks in 4513 PAs)up as an assistant hitting coach?  Does Deer have pics of Theo Epstien ******* a donkey?
11/27/2012 2:38 AM
Those who can do...
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11/27/2012 6:50 AM
Rob is still good friends with Sveum, apparently.
11/27/2012 10:38 AM
Alternative response:

Those numbers would be a VAST improvement over what Cubs fans have seen recently..
11/27/2012 2:38 PM
His plate approach as a player was pretty damn good. Career walk % is around 12%, plus his OBP was consistently close to 100 points higher than his BA. Theo hired Deer based on his plate philosophy. Plus most of your good instructors never had great careers.
11/27/2012 2:55 PM
Posted by jiml60 on 11/27/2012 2:38:00 PM (view original):
His plate approach as a player was pretty damn good. Career walk % is around 12%, plus his OBP was consistently close to 100 points higher than his BA. Theo hired Deer based on his plate philosophy. Plus most of your good instructors never had great careers.
By that logic, Mario Mendoza = best hitting instructor ever!
11/27/2012 6:05 PM
So how come Ted Williams was never a good manager or hitting coach?
How do you explain Leo Mazzone, one of the best pitching coaches of the last 25 years but never pitched in the majors?

11/28/2012 2:59 PM
This isnt a black and white issue.

Some great coachs were not good players.

Some where.

The ability to teach or lead is not the same skill sets as doing.
11/28/2012 3:42 PM
Damn, swampy makes a couple of good points.
11/28/2012 3:49 PM
MAKE THEFAT, OUTTA SHAPE GOOD OLE BOY BASEBALL MANAGERS WEAR STREET CLOTHES IN THE DUGOUT!
11/29/2012 12:34 AM
will that make the players hit better?
11/29/2012 4:10 PM
Posted by jiml60 on 11/28/2012 3:42:00 PM (view original):
Damn, swampy makes a couple of good points.
We probably can agree on a lot of non-political stuff.

woops...non-political and non-fat chicks.
11/29/2012 7:35 PM
and dirty football players.


11/29/2012 11:10 PM
Posted by jiml60 on 11/28/2012 3:42:00 PM (view original):
Damn, swampy makes a couple of good points.
Just not so good spelling.
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