Just a couple of quick notes today.
With the hiring of pitching coach Joe Kerrigan yesterday, the Pirates have only one coaching vacancy remaining. According to the PG, the first base coach will not be Perry Hill in 2009. The distinguished infield instructor was nearly added to the coaching staff before the 2008 season, but he eventually declined due to personal issues. Those issues will keep him away from baseball again in 2009. The Pirates’ search for a first base coach continues.
If you enjoy watching ex-Pirates in the postseason, you are in trouble. Matt Stairs is the only one remaining.