To all you geeks, I mean general managers, the newly hired young ones with the college degrees, there’s a major league veteran who resides in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey who would help improve your ballclub immediately.
He’s 64 year old Willie Randolph, and don’t let his age fool you. He can pitch BP, hit fungos, and teach your players how to win. Willie was also bred in Brooklyn, which qualifies him as a hipster.
Randolph has two world championship rings as a player and four rings as a coach. He was a former Yankees Captain who played alongside numerous Hall of Famers like Willie Stargell, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Goose Gossage, Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson, Harold Baines, Paul Moliter, Robin Yount and Eddie Murray just to name a few.
After playing in the bigs for 18 years for managers like Danny Murtaugh, Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, Dick Howser, Gene Michael, Tommy Lasorda, and Tony Larussa just to name a few, a little bit of each has rubbed off on Randolph. He also coached for 14 seasons and managed a little over 3 years. Willie instantly brought the NY Mets back to playoff form and yes, got gypped of the Manager of the Year honors in 2006. All of that info can be found in your smartphones and when you geeks, I mean general managers, learn about Willie Randolph’s career, don’t hesitate to give him a call.
The names that have been added to the coaching staffs across the major leagues has come down to, “Who the hell are these guys?” It translates to what baseball has become, Borrring! Willie Randolph will report to your organization with his heart wrapped around with pinstripes.