Former White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker admitted that players were affected by the drama last season and said there was a sentiment in the clubhouse that the coaching staff should never have come back for 2011.
Now, according to a USA Today report, Walker will have a second chance as the hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves.
Greg Walker sat on the White Sox bench for nine seasons, rarely saying much, rarely receiving any praise.
White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker resigned Wednesday, with the move becoming official after the team finishes its last game of the season later in the day.
White Sox general manager said Tuesday that a new manager will not be hired this week, but it could happen before the World Series.
The shortage of production from Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham recently lead to a heated confrontation between general manager Ken Williams and hitting coach Greg Walker, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The White Sox are caught up in an offensive tailspin and their fans are fed up with Greg Walker. The Cubs are hopelessly tangled in a second straight lost season and their fans are unimpressed with Rudy Jaramillo.
Give a guy $56 million, watch him hit .171, and we all become tee-ball parents. “Yay, Adam! Adam got a hit! Honey, take a picture – did you bring your phone? I know, I’m low on battery, too…just take one…Great job, Adam!”
For some players to be effective at the plate they need constant input and tweaks by the team’s batting coach. Other players just seem to be able to step into the batter’s box and get the job done.
The Chicago White Sox were one of the most aggressive teams during free agency, the team was able to sign free agent slugger Adam Dunn and re-sign Paul Konerko. But with that offseason success comes pressure for the manager.
OAKLAND – In Greg Walker’s perfect world, Paul Konerko will get a new deal to stay with the White Sox, finish his career on the South Side, and then have a bronze statue in his […]