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The Mariners announce their new coaching staff

Nov 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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A new manager in Lloyd McClendon and a new coaching staff to go with him in Seattle.

The Mariners announced the hiring of Howard Johnson as the new hitting coach, Rick Waits as pitching coach, Andy Van Slyke as first base coach, John Stearns as third base coach, Chris Woodward as infield coach and Mike Rojas as bullpen coach.

Which basically continues baseball’s coolest trend: coaching staffs which essentially track every pack of commons I opened from 1979-1984. But such is the way of aging and the world.

 

  1. farvite - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    HoJo!!

  2. ctony1216 - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    A Mets-and-Pirates reunion. Best of luck, guys.

  3. gabeguterres - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    That’s your best closing blurb in a long while. Very nice work. Because it’s 100% true.

  4. fearthehoody - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Cant wait! another 70 win season!!!

  5. xdj511 - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Hey, those HoJo rookie cards, his 1983 Donruss and Fleer with the Tigers, were pretty valuable for a short spell there in the early 90′s when he was putting up his 30/30 seasons. Otherwise, yeah.

  6. tcostant - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I love ths coaching staff. As an old Mets fan, love the fire of Sterns and HoJo! In addition, Andy Van Slyke will be the best quote of any coach in baseball, while doing a great job with OF’s. The also added a Nationals coach as a bench coach, who learned under Davey Johnson.

    Love it!

  7. cranespy - Nov 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Great to see John Stearns back on the field..he deserves a shot to manage at the major league level….he has the knowledge, the enthusiasm and more importantly the grit and communication skills to be successful…..hopefully this is the step in that direction!

  8. tankonator - Nov 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Brilliant. Well played Sir.

    ***Which basically continues baseball’s coolest trend: coaching staffs which essentially track every pack of commons I opened from 1979-1984.***

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