Monday, May 19, 2008

Not every player is the same

The SF Chronicle did a story about A's pitching coach Curt Young a week or two ago. The article quotes one A's pitcher as saying:

"He's got a very solid sense of where you are and what you need. Sometimes you need something said to you. Sometimes you need to figure it out yourself. His strongest asset is he doesn't try to make everyone the same. What works for Andrew Brown might not work for Joey Devine. He doesn't blow smoke and say, 'You're great, you're great.' When he steps in and says something, it's very genuine."