• Bowa On Base Running

    Posted by on February 24th, 2006 · Comments (7)

    From the Courant -

    In fact, the Yankees’ coaching staff has been completely made over. Third base coach Larry Bowa, a fiery personality, is coaching base runners.

    “I watched his clinic on base runners and it was very impressive,” Torre said. “Very common-sense talk.”

    As in “Always make a left-hand turn when running the bases and not a right-handed one”?

    Comments on Bowa On Base Running

    1. Jason O.
      February 24th, 2006 | 1:19 pm

      We should be in for a treat at least 2-3 times this year on a bad call at 3rd or 2nd….I really want to see Bowa lose control vs. an umpire.

    2. February 24th, 2006 | 2:18 pm

      Good point.
      Joe never argues.
      Zimmer did. And, other than Lee Mazz, I don’t think any Yankee coaches did.

      It will be an element that the Yankees have lacked recently.

    3. DownFromNJ
      February 24th, 2006 | 2:41 pm

      Yeah, Larry Bowa is going to be fun to watch. Though personally, I’d like to see Paul O’Neil as 1st base coach. The watercoolers will fly again!

    4. Raf
      February 24th, 2006 | 2:58 pm

      Good point.
      Joe never argues.
      Zimmer did. And, other than Lee Mazz, I don’t think any Yankee coaches did.
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      No point in it. Unless the umpires clearly blow a call, there’s no point in arguing.

    5. February 24th, 2006 | 3:28 pm

      Disagree.

      Remember a game against the Mets at Shea a few years back? Maz was the 1B coach and sold the ump on an interference play that never happened – and got Knobby and extra base. It was a FOX game.

    6. JeremyM
      February 24th, 2006 | 8:38 pm

      There were quite a few calls last year where I was begging for somebody to argue and we got nothing.

      Remember the “interference” call in the Division Series?

    7. Raf
      February 25th, 2006 | 6:59 pm

      Disagree.

      Remember a game against the Mets at Shea a few years back? Maz was the 1B coach and sold the ump on an interference play that never happened – and got Knobby and extra base. It was a FOX game.
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      I suppose you’re right…

      I also remember the “Denkinger affair” as well as Jeffrey Maier. Also remember ARod’s slap-tag two years ago as well as AJ’s mad dash to first last season.

      I guess it couldn’t hurt, especially if umpires are really concerned with “getting the call right”

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