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    Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky today announced that Dick Pole has joined the Major League staff as pitching coach.

    Pole, 56, previously was the pitching coach on the Major League staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1988-91), San Francisco Giants (1993-97), Anaheim Angels (1999), Cleveland Indians (2000-01) and Montreal Expos (2002). The 2007 season will be his 19th as a big league coach and his 15th as a professional pitching coach.

    For the last 4 seasons Pole worked for the Cubs as bench coach under manager Dusty Baker. His complete bio is attached.

    The hiring of Pole completes manager Jerry Narron’s staff, which includes hitting coach Brook Jacoby, bench coach Bucky Dent, first base coach Billy Hatcher, third base coach Mark Berry, bullpen coach Tom Hume and bullpen catcher Mike Stefanski.
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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    What's his track record of success or failure?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Best. name. ever.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Dick Pole, such a bad name.

    The 1993 Giants was a Pole team, a team alot like the Reds, only two horses and a cast of thousands. That was great team, fun season too.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    I will refer to him as Richard.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Hmmm, well there it is what does anybody who would know think of it? I would think a perusing of those teams he coached for in that capacity could tell us a thing or 2.
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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    this post does not exist
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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Huh-huh. You said "pole"

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Can't read it, Matt, could you copy and paste?
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Can't read it, Matt, could you copy and paste?
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    Last edited by Matt700wlw; 11-07-2006 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Found this on wikipedia:

    Maddux credits Pole as a major influence, and a significant contributor to his success. In a 2005 interview, he said, "I remember when Dick Pole told me one day, "Why don't you stop trying to strike guys out? Just try to get them out, and you'll probably strike out just as many guys, if not more. He was right. I've always tried with two strikes just to make a pitch and get the guy out. You get a lot of strikeouts just on accident."

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    I guarantee he'll have an upward influence. I bet his favorite support phrase is, "keep it up!" If you've been instructed longer than 4 hours, immediately consult your physician. I love this guy already! I don't even care if he's pitched before.
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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Best. name. ever.
    wow, no kidding. We need Ricardo Cabesa to check in on this thread...

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Should I be concerned about someone coming to work with our pitchers who spent the past several seasons working for Dusty Baker?
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...

    Perhaps Nascar driver Dick Trickle is available as a shuttle driver for our relievers?.


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