Found November 26, 2012 on World Series Dreaming:
Earlier today, ESPN broke the news about the Chicago Cubs hiring Rob Deer as the new Assistant Hitting coach for the 2013 season. Fans might recognize him as being a former teammate of Manager Dale Sveum on the Milwaukee Brewers. However, Deer is better known for leading the American League four times in strike outs. A couple of fans were shocked and appalled that a man who struck out so many times would be part of the team that would be trying to “teach” the players how to hit. What people often overlook when remembering Deer’s major league career, is that despite his high strike out totals, he generally saw a fair number of pitchers per at bat, and was known for having a great eye at the plate and showing good patience. His on base percentage was .100 points higher than his batting average, and that is what Cubs President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer want to teach their ball players. If you are still not sold on him, let me take things a little bit further for you. ...
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