Wednesday, November 19, 2008

1990 CMC 3

#297 John Mizerock

This is the second of three Mizerock autographs I got this past season at The K while he was smokin' and jokin' in the bullpen prior to a game. Last year, Mizerock was the Royal's bullpen coach. The Royals reshuffled their coaches this off-season and Mizerock will be their bullpen coach next year. I was kind of surprised by this. For one the Royals re-assigned their third base coach to a roving instructor. Mizerock has been a Major League third base coach for the Royals before. But, they decided to move the bench coach to third base coach. So, now there is an opening at the bench coach position. Mizerock has never held that job before, but he has been the manager for every minor league team in the Royal's system and was even an interim manager for the Royals. But, they hire John Gibbons (who has actual Major League managerial experience) as the bench coach. So John Mizerock will be coming back next year as the bullpen coach. Maybe he'll be the next Dave Duncan- a former catcher turned pitching coach. Who knows?

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