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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Padres hire Phil Plantier as hitting coach

Asked by a reporter to name the top home run hitting team of the 2010s, I offered the Padres.  Granting that it was a capricious choice, it has as good a chance of being right as anybody else I can think of.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have hired Phil Plantier as hitting coach.

Plantier, 42, had been serving as manager at the Padres’ single [sic] affiliate in Lake Elsinore, California.

He was a big league outfielder from 1990-1997, batting .243/.332/.439 with 91 home runs in 610 games, 298 of which he played with San Diego.

The District Attorney Posted: October 30, 2011 at 06:57 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: October 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM (#3982947)
Good god. All he could do was swing for the fences...which is exactly what the Padres *don't* need.
   2. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3982949)
Maybe he learned from his shortcomings. As they say, those who can't do...
   3. Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: October 31, 2011 at 03:55 AM (#3983072)
Oh yes. Soon my rookie cards will be worth something.
   4. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 31, 2011 at 03:01 PM (#3983299)
Soon all the Padres hitters will be in Plantier's "sitting on the shiiter" stance.

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