Originally Posted by Chez
Joe McEwing, Jeff Manto, Razor Shines, Juan Nieves, Jeff Cox . . . I can keep going. I understand your point -- The Sox seem to hire a lot of their former players as coaches -- more so than other clubs. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. But they also hire from outside their organization.
I'll continue your list: Buddy Bell, Nick Capra (current director of player of development), Tim Laker (current hitting coordinator), Doug Sisson (current baserunning coordinator), John Orton (current catching coordinator), and so on and so forth. They do indeed hire plenty of people from outside the Sox family.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." -George Carlin