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He pitched well against the Trashcan-Equipped Astros.

damn...kind of fucked up on his parents giving him the name fucking

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14 minutes ago, Inside Pitch said:

This is probably more info than anyone here can possibly give you...   https://www.mlb.com/news/indians-credit-mickey-callaway-for-turnaround-c259346800

Beyond what those under his watch have said -- Callaway was a pitching prospect that didnt make it.   Like guys that never were able to hit, he likely tried everything he could to get better -- so, he knows what's working and what isn't and can help guys focus on the things that will work.

I think that was the issue with Doug White.  He was a computer, he knew facts but not how to convey the message.

There's a link embedded in that story that opens a much longer interview with Josh Tomlin. Some great quotes in here: https://bastian.mlblogs.com/he-does-whatever-it-takes-e05fcc4d46b8 

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16 hours ago, Inside Pitch said:

He's likely one of those guys that needs to stop throwing some pitches and focus on the ones that he actually gets outs with.

He did stop throwing the 4 seamer, the big gopher ball pitch for him.    It's encouraging that his post-ASB ERA was just 4.30 (just 8 HRs allowed in 67 innings). 

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15 minutes ago, True Grich said:

Good stuff...

"You could see it from the get-go, just the confidence that he exuded through coaching," Tomlin said on Sunday night. " He kind of has an overall view on how to use a scouting report and use the information that he was given to kind of tailor-make it for each guy on the staff, especially the starting rotation."

During that five-year stretch, the Indians also led the AL in strikeouts (7,248) and did so on an average of 16.1 pitches per inning (tied for the fewest in the AL).
"That's one thing Mickey harped on," Tomlin said. "Mickey would talk about, 'Do not shy away from contact, because all you guys have good enough stuff to get people out in the strike zone. So, do not shy away from it. Then, you're going to get more 0-1, 1-2 counts where batters are defensive, and you can get them to swing out of the zone eventually.'"

"The first thing that I noticed when the season started our first year was his level of confidence," Francona said. "It seemed to me that it exceeded his experience. Then, as you watch him and you're with him every day, you see that that confidence allowed him to have other voices, and get input from other people, and sift through that and take what he wanted. But my goodness, he had such an impact on the pitching staff." 

 

Thanks, IP!!

Exactly what this pitching staff needs!

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16 hours ago, Inside Pitch said:

Callaway was a pitching prospect that didnt make it.   Like guys that never were able to hit, he likely tried everything he could to get better -- so, he knows what's working and what isn't and can help guys focus on the things that will work.

Guys like these usually make good coaches, for those exact reasons.

Some guys are natural, some scrappers. The scrappers have to work their ass off to just keep up. Extra workouts, time doing drills, etc. The natural is just gifted.

Meanwhile, the scrapers had to put in FAR more time working on things. They knew they couldnt mess around at the bars like the better guys, because they were at the park at 6am to workout early.

Point being, after the playing days ended, the scrappy guy, whether he made it or not, probably will always be a better teacher than the natural. Because the natural doesn't "get" what the struggling new guy isnt understanding.

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