Re: KC Royals name George Brett hitting coach....
As a Yankees fan whose lone real childhood memory of George Brett's playing days is the pine tar incident, I grew up thinking the guy was a dipwit.
As a baseball fan who grew up to enjoy learning as much as he can about the game, I came to appreciate George Brett a lot more in his retirement days.
Now he's a batting coach, and in his introductory press conference, he declared "Solo home runs are rally killers." I may have to go back to my original stance. At least, on an interim basis.