Monday, July 30, 2007

We're Losing Too Many Coaches

For those who missed it, Bill Robinson, the hitting coach for the 1986 Mets passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 64. Robinson made famous the two fingered salute after base hits, which Howard Johnson uses today in tribute. He also went after Rick Rhoden during that '86 season for scuffing baseballs (what a team that was...even the coaches fought!) But Robby was a damn fine hitting coach who was also the hitting coach for the '03 Marlins. His association with those two World Championship teams (along with being on the 1979 "We Are Family" Pirates, the first World Series I ever watched on television) was no accident.

Bill Robinson can now give Vern Hoscheit the two fingered salute in heaven. R.I.P.

1 comment:

Big Dom said...

I know this has nothing to do with the unfortunite passing of Bill Robinson but today
THe Mets have accuriedc second basemen Luis Castillo form the Twins for two minor leaguers. A link can be found here...
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/07/mets-close-to-d.html