Daily Archives: November 7, 2006

November 7, 2006

Welcome Pole

The Reds have issued a press release to tell the world that they've hired Dick Pole as their new pitching coach. And since I'm the press--well, sort of--I'm going to reprint the whole thing.

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky today announced that Dick Pole has joined the Major League staff as pitching coach.

Pole, 56, previously was the pitching coach on the Major League staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1988-91), San Francisco Giants (1993-97), Anaheim Angels (1999), Cleveland Indians (2000-01) and Montreal Expos (2002). The 2007 season will be his 19th as a big league coach and his 15th as a professional pitching coach.

For the last 4 seasons Pole worked for the Cubs as bench coach under manager Dusty Baker. His complete bio is attached.

The hiring of Pole completes manager Jerry Narron's staff, which includes hitting coach Brook Jacoby, bench coach Bucky Dent, first base coach Billy Hatcher, third base coach Mark Berry, bullpen coach Tom Hume and bullpen catcher Mike Stefanski.

Welcome aboard, Dick. I'm sure we're going to enjoy having you.

November 7, 2006

Arroyo’s Secret Diary

Not-so-secret diary, really, since it's a video he put together for MLB.com. In typical MLB.com style, they've utterly failed to take advantage of the potential internet buzz and have made it impossible to link directly to the video, but you can go to the main page and find it there for the moment.