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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Original Nats’ battery mates Chad Cordero, Brian Schneider throw out first pitch before World Series

The pitcher and catcher who got the final out of the Nationals’ first game at RFK Stadium in 2005 threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s game against Houston.

When the Nationals asked former closer Chad Cordero and former catcher Brian Schneider to throw at the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, the two men had a problem.

The team wanted them to wear an original jersey from the 2005 season when baseball returned to Washington. The same ones they wore that memorable April 14, 2005 night at RFK Stadium.

Except Schneider had no idea where he stored his jerseys. And Cordero knew most of his were in framed glass cases. The two men schemed and Cordero had an idea: Their parents.

 

QLE Posted: October 26, 2019 at 12:32 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: 2005, brian schneider, chad cordero, first pitch, nationals

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hiring 2005 White Sox is the hottest managerial trend in Japan

In Major League Baseball, the hottest managerial trend is hiring guys with no experience, grabbing them out of the front office or broadcast booth to helm World Series contenders.

In Japan, the hottest managerial trend is hiring members of the 2005 White Sox.

Last week, the Yakult Swallows named former White Sox reliever Shingo Takatsu their latest skipper. He joins Tadahito Iguchi as a manager in Japan’s NPB. The former White Sox second baseman managed the Chiba Lotte Marines in each of the last two seasons.

All kidding about White Sox connections aside, obviously these guys have every reason to be managing in their home country. Takatsu pitched for the Swallows for 13 seasons before coming to the U.S. to pitch for the White Sox and another two seasons after returning from the big leagues. He first managed way back in 2012, when he was a player-manager in an independent league in Japan. He spent the past three years as the manager of the Swallows’ farm team.

Somewhere, Ozzie Guillen is wondering if he should consider such a trip….

QLE Posted: October 10, 2019 at 01:16 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: 2005, japanese baseball, white sox

 

 

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