Originally Posted by dougdirt
I just don't understand what some old guy is supposed to do that is beyond what he can actually do on the field. It isn't some prospect love, it is just the confusion as to how a non-coach is going to make someone else better in a sport where you are isolated from everyone else on every play. You don't need someone to pass you the ball or set a pick or block a linebacker. In baseball, you go to the plate by yourself and the results are solely because of you and the pitcher. In the field you field the ball all by yourself.
So, you don't think that the player might be influenced by other people, and that that has an effect on his performance at the plate?
What percentage of the day (or even what percentage of the game) is the player up at the plate?
And we fundamentally disagree about baseball being a game where players are "isolated from everyone else on every play."