deuce985 LSU Fan Member since Feb 2008 14280 posts
re: Mainieri says hitting coach is overrated(Posted by deuce985 on 6/12/12 at 10:17 pm to safetyman)
Wish LSU would just force PM's hand. If he doesn't like it, pack his bags with his babysitter. He has to get tired of having to answer these questions every season. He went out and paid $$$ for a great pitching coach with a bio and it paid off...in just his first season.
And his comment is pure bull shite. He's not going to sit here and try to say a good hitting coach has no influence on hitting. I believe most of the hitting is either you can or you can't, like he said. But a good hitting coach can improve things like directing more of that raw power into your swing...
Bull shite damage control for his BBQ buddy/babysitter.
TJG210 LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Aug 2006 23336 posts
re: Mainieri says hitting coach is overrated(Posted by TJG210 on 6/12/12 at 10:20 pm to CamdenTiger)
Well will he take the responsibility for the players not making adjustments during the course of a series? For crying out loud, it wasn't that hard to figure out sb's pitchers pitched to the outer 3rd of the plate and we continued to try and pull the damn ball. If it's the players fault then it's his damn fault because he is the one who recruited them.
UncleLogger LA-Lafayette Fan Freetown Member since Jan 2008 2347 posts
re: Mainieri says hitting coach is overrated(Posted by UncleLogger on 6/12/12 at 10:21 pm to deuce985)
It's not even about having a great hitting team at this point. It's about plate discipline and putting together good at bats. How many innings were we playing from behind, only to hand the opposing pitcher an 8 pitch inning. If you can't hit the pitcher, at least run his pitch count up a little bit. Holy shite.