Sox Scoops 40.005 "Bench coach search stresses easily pronounced name"

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Sox Scoops 40.005 "Bench coach search stresses easily pronounced name"

Post by HoosierVic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm

Chicago Sports Online Report

The Chicago Black Sox declined to renew the contract of bench coach Andrej Steijnis, who served in that position for the past two seasons.

Officials said they did not believe Steijnis was fully on board with the team’s evolving philosophy of stressing pitching, defense and OBP over power and contact hitting.

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Andrej Steijnis
Also, they said, Sox owner Vinnie Vitale was wigged out about Steijnis’s name.

Said one front office source: “Vinnie couldn’t figure out either end of it – was his first name pronounced like Andre Aggase, the tennis star? Or did you pronounce the ‘j’ at the end, in which case it would be like Andredge. The last name was just completely beyond Vinnie’s comprehension.”

So what is Chicago looking for in a new bench coach?

“Someone who values pitching and defense,” the source said, “and has a last name with no silent letters.”

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.005 "Bench coach search stresses easily pronounced name"

Post by jleddy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:38 pm

I'm shocked to learn Vinnie even considers using last names of coaches and players...thought he'd refer to them as Employee No. _____.
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.005 "Bench coach search stresses easily pronounced name"

Post by HoosierVic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:49 pm

Vinnie considers everyone family - not unlike the Gambino family.

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