Ok, my prediction that Barry Larkin will get some serious notice when the managerial carousel begins this season is pretty much on the mark. Everything else I said regarding the World Baseball Classic? Not so much. In an attempt to save face, I’ve decided to turn my attention to another pool of countries. Let’s look at one I actually know something about.
Hello Team USA!
As the clock ticks down to Team USA’s first official game, Greg Maddux walked out to the mound as a pitching to visit Derek Holland. This time though it was as a pitching coach and not an ace. However, every time Maddux went to the mound in his career (22 seasons and 355 major-league victories), he was doing it as a pitching coach.
Awesome! Take that Eric Gagne! (He was the pitching coach for Team France which failed to qualify.)
Are you surprised though? Greg Maddux was always a lesson in “what to do” for pitchers in both dugouts. He was and is a constant reminder of the lethal properties hiding in an 88 m.p.h. fa...