LADY AT THE BAT: Announcements About Coaches, From The Yankees & From The White House

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Announcements About Coaches, From The Yankees & From The White House

As you may know, the Yankees announced their complete coaching staff yesterday, for the 2016 season:

After a two year stint with the Arizona Diamond backs, Mike Harkey will return to his role as bullpen coach in the Bronx. Larry Rothschild will be back for another year as pitching coach.

Alan Cockrell has been promoted from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach, with Marcus Thames being slotted in as assistant.

Joe Espada will once again be the team's 3B coach. In addition to returning as 1B coach, Tony Pena will serve as catching instructor.

Rob Thomson will be Joe Girardi's bench coach for the second year in a row.

We also heard another announcement about a coach yesterday: Yogi Berra. The Hall Of Fame player who served as manager of two teams and coach for three, will receive the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. A well-deserved honor for a true American hero.

Though the award will be awarded to Yogi posthumously, I'm sure the Berra family will share it with the world, displaying it prominently in their father's/grandfather's museum.

Congratulations, Yogi.


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