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Head Shrink in Charge

Ben Shpigel profiles the Yankees’ new pitching coach Larry Rothschild today in the Times:

At every stop Rothschild, 56, has burnished his reputation as one of baseball’s premier pitching instructors, renowned for his meticulous preparation, troubleshooting abilities and communication skills. Along the way, those assets have allowed him to connect with volatile personalities like Carlos Zambrano and Kevin Brown; free spirits like Jose Rijo and Al Leiter; and, yes, even “idiots” like Charlton, who called Rothschild “as good as it gets.”

“He learns how to get into guys’ heads but have them trust him,” [Norm] Charlton said in a telephone interview. “The reason he’s able to do that is because he’s right 99 percent of the time. What he says works.”

[Photo Credit: Tim Souers]


1 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 13, 2011 11:29 am

The animation is dated, but great job by Souers. Love that piece.

2 Just Fair   ~  Feb 13, 2011 12:02 pm

Get ahead. Throw strikes. I'm talkin' to you, AJ!

3 rbj   ~  Feb 13, 2011 12:54 pm

Woo hoo, pitchers and catchers! And it's above freezing! Sure it's only 38, but that's more than since, I think, December.

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 13, 2011 1:10 pm

we're almost there guys!

Rothschild might end up being the best acquisition of the offseason, which is kinda sad. But check out the resume, guy gets results EVERYWHERE he goes.

5 OldYanksFan   ~  Feb 13, 2011 1:15 pm

Don't dispare folks. Ninja Cashman will spin his magic midseason. We got money and time. We just need to stay close for 3 months.

6 The Hawk   ~  Feb 13, 2011 1:39 pm

I've got serious spring fever already. What a dire winter this has been. I saw a picture of a beach and almost burst into tears. I can't wait to live vicariously through spring training as seen on YES ... Baseball means spring time!

7 RIYank   ~  Feb 13, 2011 3:17 pm

[4] Yeah, good point. I agree. If he makes Joba and AJ good and helps Ivan have a smooth transition to MLB, it's like Cashman picking up a #2 starter and a bullpen ace for no money.

8 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 13, 2011 6:00 pm

[1] Yeah, I don't get it... >;)

9 monkeypants   ~  Feb 13, 2011 6:19 pm

[7] yeah, if he makes joba good, the 7th inning will be delicious!!!

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