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eriqjaffe
10-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Oooookay...

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22297882/32845934

VenturaFan23
10-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Too bad. Heyward and Freeman looked like such promising hitters too.

Chez
10-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Snarky comments aside, I'm happy for Greg. He's from Georgia, too.

TheOldRoman
10-21-2011, 03:08 PM
LOL. To think, a decade ago the Braves were the model organization in baseball, winning the division every year with a stocked farm system and top talent circulating through the ranks in coaching and the front office. Now they are hiring a retread hitting coach who was somehow allowed to fail for 8 years. Best of luck with that, Atlanta.

Lip Man 1
10-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Wish Greg the best but look out.

Lip

Dibbs
10-21-2011, 03:43 PM
Ouch. Terrible move by the Braves.

kittle42
10-21-2011, 03:48 PM
I hope they still don't plan on being able to lay down sacrifice bunts.

ATL was third to last in NL in team OBP. Must be gunning for the cellar.

LITTLE NELL
10-21-2011, 03:54 PM
Dan Uggla has just requested a trade to the White Sox.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
10-21-2011, 03:58 PM
Best of luck, Greg.

That said, what in God's name are you thinking, Atlanta?

bigsoxfan420
10-21-2011, 04:01 PM
...and the coach carousel continues. Best of luck Walker, or should I be wishing that to the Braves?:scratch:

white sox bill
10-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Best of luck to a class guy in Walk. Give him ample time to get his ideals working, then step back and assess the Atlanta team. This may put to bed the theories as to whether or not he is any good.

thomas35forever
10-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Too bad. Heyward and Freeman looked like such promising hitters too.
Here here.

slavko
10-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Best of luck to a class guy in Walk. Give him ample time to get his ideals working, then step back and assess the Atlanta team. This may put to bed the theories as to whether or not he is any good.

Hitting coaches are Scapegoats In Waiting. In Atlanta, he'll be Fresh Meat. Remember how we all rained derision on Larry Rothschild, who got hired away by the Yankees? We may not be smarter than the people who run baseball teams. Or we may.

wassagstdu
10-21-2011, 06:11 PM
I think it is entirely possible that Greg Walker made many Sox hitters better than they would otherwise have been. Scary thought.

Frontman
10-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Atlanta must of felt they weren't getting enough hitters to stand with the bat on their shoulder for a called strike three........

StillMissOzzie
10-21-2011, 10:35 PM
Wish Greg the best but look out.

Lip

No ****! Larry Parish fired after one year on the job. Must have been his fault the Braves fell short this season. And the third hitting coach in three years?
At least he'll have former teammate Scotty Fletcher as his assistant.

Greg, you were a good soldier and I think you were blamed for much more than was your fault. But good luck - I think you'll need it.

SMO
:o:

DumpJerry
10-21-2011, 10:47 PM
Come on, everyone. He's gone. Why all the hate?

Brian26
10-21-2011, 10:50 PM
Too bad. Heyward and Freeman looked like such promising hitters too.

Heyward was terrible in 2011. He can only improve. Walker rebuilt Konerko's swing from the ground up after 2003, so maybe he can work some magic with Heyward too.

The Sox situation was completely disfunctional, and who the hell knows at this point how much success Walker was going to have with all of the other nonsense that was going on in the clubhouse.

Walker had a nice run with Konerko, Dye, Crede and the rest of the gang 2004-2006. Give him credit for that and let's move on.

Brian26
10-21-2011, 10:53 PM
I think it is entirely possible that Greg Walker made many Sox hitters better than they would otherwise have been. Scary thought.

Walker may have saved Konerko's career after the 2003 season, and that's not hyperbole.

DrCrawdad
10-21-2011, 11:58 PM
...Remember how we all rained derision on Larry Rothschild...

:scratch:

Come on, everyone. He's gone. Why all the hate?

Sorry things didn't go better with the Sox but I have no hate for Walker. Best wishes to him.

Patrick134
10-22-2011, 12:43 AM
Heyward was terrible in 2011. He can only improve. Walker rebuilt Konerko's swing from the ground up after 2003, so maybe he can work some magic with Heyward too.

The Sox situation was completely disfunctional, and who the hell knows at this point how much success Walker was going to have with all of the other nonsense that was going on in the clubhouse.

Walker had a nice run with Konerko, Dye, Crede and the rest of the gang 2004-2006. Give him credit for that and let's move on.


Amen, the lame Walker jokes/comments should leave with him. best of luck Walk.

CWSpalehoseCWS
10-22-2011, 02:21 AM
Too bad. Heyward and Freeman looked like such promising hitters too.

That was my first thought too. What the hell are they thinking?

hawkjt
10-22-2011, 09:53 AM
This hiring will confound all the amatuer GM's on here. Interesting to see how this pans out. It is great for Walker,right there at home in Georgia.
I wish him luck,and hope he ends up making all the experts on here look foolish yet again.

kittle42
10-22-2011, 10:26 AM
I wish him luck,and hope he ends up making all the experts on here look foolish yet again.

Eh, it'll just prove our players suck, but we may know that already.

SI1020
10-22-2011, 10:48 AM
As I said previously I hated wanting Walker gone, he was such a favorite of mine as a player. I'm not going to rehash what went wrong after 06. He needed to go and now he is with my favorite NL team, and I wish him a nice comeback.

PalehosePlanet
10-22-2011, 11:28 PM
As I said previously I hated wanting Walker gone, he was such a favorite of mine as a player. I'm not going to rehash what went wrong after 06. He needed to go and now he is with my favorite NL team, and I wish him a nice comeback.

Well said, sometimes coaches need a change of scenery just as players do to reinvigorate themselves and their careers. I'm glad he's gone because we needed a change, but I'm also glad he's landed another gig so quickly.

Good luck Greg!

slavko
10-23-2011, 12:53 AM
:scratch:

It was what they call an analogy. Sorry you didn't get it.