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Indians promote Scott Radinsky as new pitching coach

Oct 14, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

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Tim Belcher stepped down as Cleveland’s pitching coach last month, citing the need to spend more time with his family, and today the Indians officially replaced him with Scott Radinsky.

Cleveland also announced other changes to manager Manny Acta’s staff, naming Tom Wiedenbauer first base coach and Dave Miller bullpen coach.

Radinsky has been the Indians’ bullpen coach for the past two seasons and before that spent 11 seasons in the majors as a reliever for the White Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Indians.

Oh, and he was also the lead singer in a punk rock band.

  1. thefalcon123 - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Scott was the man I envited most in my youth. To be a major league pitcher and moonlight as the vocalist of a successful Epitaph Records punk band. That’s two dreams in one.

    • whatwouldvindo - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM

      PULLEY!

  2. bigleagues - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Sure fire way for a baseball fan to know he’s getting old . . .

    When players who are within +/-3 years of your age are getting ML pitching coach jobs and GM’s who are 5 years younger than you are moving on to their 2nd job after spending 9 seasons at the first one.

    Oy vey!

  3. foreverchipper10 - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    It is just me or does he resemble Jim Carrey?

  4. ezwriter69 - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    How can a guy who had one pitch, and couldn’t control that one, be a pitching coach? Dude threw 98 but didn’t have a CLUE how to pitch, and failed to ever develop another pitch. I guess you didn’t have to be able to do it yourself to teach it, but this just seems very very odd.

  5. lookatthefarside - Oct 15, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    Maybe if Cleveland got rid of their derogatory caricature, karma and good luck will come their way. Actually, I take that back. Cleveland will always suck.

  6. dukesanuch - Oct 15, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Ten Foot Pole!

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