Yeah, concerning Pole, I never was much of a fan. I don't know, something about him just always rubbed me the wrong way. I could be dead wrong and he might have had a Brady Bunch "Sunshiny Day" attitude
- but to my viewing eyes, the guy just always seemed a grouch.
Of course, if I had to bear the name Dick Pole my entire life (imagine what Jr. High & High School must have been like for that guy), I might not be the "cheeriest" guy there ever was either
But in all seriousness, while Bryan Price has made me question him at times, I think he has more than proven himself as a very capable and very well respected pitching coach. I certainly hope the Reds keep him around.
Now, their hitting coach OTOH.....