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George Brett to step down as Royals hitting coach

Jul 25, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

Well, that didn’t last very long:

 

Brett was named hitting coach on May 30th. At the time they were 6.5 games behind the Tigers and their offense was struggling. Today they are 8.5 games behind the Tigers and their offense is struggling. There are limits to what hitting coaches can do.

You have to figure that this was a lifestyle choice for Brett. He’s the single biggest name in the history of that organization and it’d be hard to feature the Royals firing him, even in a kick-him-back-upstairs situation. One of the reasons he hadn’t coached or managed before was because he didn’t want the travel and grind. I’m guessing he’s tired of the travel and grind.

  1. tbutler704 - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    What in blue blazes does this have to do with A-Rod??!!!!

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Really. HBT and Arod lately has become what PFT was with the Tebow stuff last year.

      • nsauser - Jul 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        And what PFT is doing with their Hernandez coverage this year. Stop it Mike!

  2. eightyraw - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Looks like he might’ve fixed Hosmer though. That’s a significant achievement.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Did he teach them about appropriate levels of pine tar on the bat?

  4. blingslade - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    George is KC Royalty. I don’t blame him for not wanting to do all that traveling around for nothing.

  5. kcrobert10 - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    They are about to trade Santana and pack it in for the yr so he is just getting a head start on running to the golf course.

    • dluxxx - Jul 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Are they trading him for Stanton? I was wondering when that was going to happen…

      • kcrobert10 - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM

        Should of done that already. I don’t know guess the Marlins are going to keep him.

  6. aceshigh11 - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Did he soil himself again?

  7. agelardi - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Couldn’t Brett just done his coaching when the team was home? Do teams really need a hitting coach to travel on the road?

    Sure the coach can point out flaws in-game but there is this invention called television. With these new fangled HD sets, it’s just like being there.

  8. yahmule - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    He’s no Charlie Lau.

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