Coffee and Clippings: Edmonds tutors Grichuk in center field

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Cardinals instructor Jim Edmonds and his work with Randal Grichuk…. The Cardinals’ former All-Star tightened his shoes, walked out to his old haunt, and brought young Randal Grichuk with him. For the past week, the eight-time Gold Glove winner had been talking to Grichuk about […]

Coffee and Clippings: An insider’s view of the rise of Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza

Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of the Boston Globe gives an insider’s look into the coming up of Jeff Bagwell and recent Hall of Fame elected Mike Piazza… Of course, in the case of both Piazza and Bagwell, their early careers often are cited as circumstantial evidence of a possible PED taint over their careers. Piazza went […]

Power is Often the Last Thing to Come

Don Mattingly was 18 years old in 1979. He’d signed with the Yankees that June and played 53 games in Oneonta, N.Y., and when he hit 3 homers and by his admission “hit a lot of balls down the left field line” the powers that be in the organization worried that he wouldn’t hit for […]