Well, Buck Showalter has finally rounded out his coaching staff for the 2011 season, and the final addition is probably the most recognizable name among the assistants.
Some will recall his time as manager of the New York Mets.
But, my impression and recollection of Willie Randolph’s Major League career most certainly trails back to his time as the second baseman of the New York Yankees.
While he was never known as a stalwart performer, Randolph contributed to an era of Yankees dominance in the late 70’s. At 22 and 23 years of age, he was the youngest member of the World Series Champions, in 1977 and 1978 …..
Willie Randolph will now be counted on to provide Buck Showalter with that reliable opinion and counsel, as he serves the Orioles’ bench coach.
In addition to managing the Mets, Randolph also served as a coach with the Brewers and Yankees. This stint with the Orioles will mark his return to the American League, after six seasons in the senior circuit.
Stay tuned to WNST.net for further details – Drew Forrester will certainly provide a very valid opinion on Wednesday’s edition of the Morning Reaction, at 6am …..