Found August 26, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Washington Nationals have already fired one hitting coach this season. Should they consider making another change at that position this year, thanks to Denard Span and his mother? Rick Eckstein was canned in mid-July, scapegoated for an offense that had scored the second-fewest runs in the NL (367) at the time. The Nats were also near the bottom of the league in team batting average (.241) and OPS (.686). As a result, general manager Mike Rizzo called Rick Schu up from the minors to take over hitting coach duties. But has Schu gotten the immediate results from any Nats hitter that Span received from his mother's advice over the weekend?  As the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore tweeted, Span's mother told her son that he needed to swing at the first pitch more often. Span followed his mom's tip on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals and had a great day at the plate because of it. In the third inning, the Nationals center fielder singled on a first-pitch fa...
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