Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grossed Out

Well, you can put away your Remlinger-2010 and your Big Unit and say "Konichiwa" to the new pitching coach for the Victoria Seals, Kip Gross. Gross is a former major league pitcher himself, who made his debut in 1991 with the Cincinnati Reds (missed the Series by one year!). In 1994 while with the LA Dodgers, Gross' contract was purchased by the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League. He was quite a successful pitcher in Japan where he stayed until 1999, returning to finish out his MLB career with the BoSox and Astros. Now he brings his wealth of varied experience to a new "Pacific" league where he can begin to mould us our own set of Nasty Boys here in Victoria.

Joining Gross on the coaching staff, Josh Arhart will double up as starting catcher and player-coach. Arhart's big bat will now accompany his leadership on to the friendly confines of RAP. I wonder if he'll ever get mad at himself for missing his own sign? Stay tuned, as Spring Training is only weeks away!