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He will not be sending resumes to Arizona or Los Angeles
2008-04-20 16:27
by Bob Timmermann

Perhaps the most obnoxious "good guy" in the history of baseball, Luis Gonzalez, says that he wants to be a minor league instructor after he retires.


"I don't want to be a coach," the Tampa, Fla., native said. "I want to be more of a guy where they send you off to Minor League clubs, and you impact them by showing them how to be a big league ballplayer. There are two sides to it. It's not just how you play on the field. It's how you treat people in the clubhouse, working with the media. There is a whole side of it."

Other teams may actually be interested in hiring a minor league instructor who can actually teach the players how to play better. But I do hear that the Chicago White Sox have an opening for a minor league pouting instructor. It's possible that A.J. Pierzynski may become the White Sox attitude coach after he retires.

What would one of Gonzalez's coaching sessions be like?

"Remember, if you get benched, it's likely not your fault. Managers should always look at the back of your bubble gum card first before criticizing you. Tomorrow's lesson will be on sucking up to the media. Remember people, the people with cameras are likely your friends. The people with notepads aren't."

2008-04-20 17:33:51
1.   LAT
Well I guess this means he recognizes he can't play forever. I didn't think the word "retire" was in his vocab.
2008-04-20 19:08:51
2.   Suffering Bruin
How did Luis get the obnoxious label?
2008-04-20 19:28:42
3.   Bob Timmermann
Gonzalez pouted when the DBacks started bringing up younger outfielders to give them a tryout, namely Carlos Quentin. He became very vocal about how the team had to keep him, but the DBacks cut ties with him. After all, they had Upton and Young to play the outfield.

However, the DBacks suffered a PR fallout from losing Gonzalez and that's one reason why they threw a lot of money after Eric Byrnes. The management wanted to keep a "fan favorite."

Gonzalez's stay in Los Angeles has been well-documented over in Dodger Thoughts.

2008-04-20 19:52:39
4.   trainwreck
He will have a whole lesson devoted to dealing with trash cans.

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