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Viva Medias B's
03-10-2010, 08:33 PM
When I was briefly awake late last night/early this morning, I turned Les Grobstein on and he played a famous postgame clip of Jaime Navarro going off on umpires and the strike zone after one of his rare bad outings. So, tonight, I decide to look him (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaime_Navarro) up on Wikipedia to see where he is these days. Today, Jaime Navarro is the pitching coach for the Tacoma Rainers which is the Mariners' Triple A affiliate. He has been a pitching coach in the M's system since the 2008 season and worked his way up to Triple A for this season.

october23sp
03-10-2010, 08:54 PM
You don't have to be good at something to coach it. Also, he did make it to the big leagues as a pitcher which says he has some talent. I'm sure he's a fine coach.

soxfanreggie
03-10-2010, 08:55 PM
What's the old adage...those who can't do, teach? He is on my list of all-time worst Sox team members, even my Mom would rip on him saying, "We have to see that Navarro guy pitch again?"

Daver
03-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Don Cooper was a lousy pitcher.

Brian26
03-10-2010, 09:00 PM
Don Cooper lifetime record: 1-6, with a 5.27 ERA.

Brian26
03-10-2010, 09:00 PM
Don Cooper was a lousy pitcher.

Stole my thunder. :angry:

ilsox7
03-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Don Cooper lifetime record: 1-6, with a 5.27 ERA.

He was drafted by the Yankees in 1978.

Dick Allen
03-10-2010, 09:09 PM
"Do as I say, not as I do."

soxinem1
03-10-2010, 09:36 PM
This is what my snack pack consisted of when I attended games that Navarro pitched:

http://www.amsfirstaid.com/Media/swNationalAntacids.jpg

WhiteSox5187
03-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Don Cooper was a lousy pitcher.

Dave Duncan wasn't even a pitcher! What surprises me about this though is I never thought Navarro had the temperament to be a pitching coach or work in the game in any capacity again.

CWSpalehoseCWS
03-10-2010, 10:06 PM
Don Cooper lifetime record: 1-6, with a 5.27 ERA.

Yep. It comes down to knowing what to do, just not being able to consistently or properly execute.

Dibbs
03-10-2010, 10:21 PM
As long as he is not a White Sox pitching coach, all is good.

mccoydp
03-10-2010, 10:21 PM
I sure hope that he's a better coach than a pitcher. Yikes.

slavko
03-10-2010, 11:25 PM
What's the old adage...those who can't do, teach? He is on my list of all-time worst Sox team members, even my Mom would rip on him saying, "We have to see that Navarro guy pitch again?"


A long ago teacher told me that a principal he worked for would not hire a straight A type for his faculty. Felt that they couldn't relate to the average or below student. Same thing with coaches?

cards press box
03-10-2010, 11:48 PM
"Do as I say, not as I do."

To quote Woody Allen, "those who can, do; those who can't, teach; and those who can't teach, teach gym."

ComiskeyBrewer
03-11-2010, 02:33 AM
A long ago teacher told me that a principal he worked for would not hire a straight A type for his faculty. Felt that they couldn't relate to the average or below student. Same thing with coaches?

Pretty straight on. Some people might not be able to teach a subject that comes to them easily, because well.......it comes to them too easily.

fram40
03-12-2010, 07:05 PM
To quote Woody Allen, "those who can, do; those who can't, teach; and those who can't teach, teach gym."

I always thought it finished, "Those who can't teach, teach others to teach"