Interview With Windy City Thunderbolts Pitching Coach

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One of the difficult transitions which happens in independent baseball, and the fans usually don’t recognize, is that of a young pitching or hitting coach starting his coaching career the year after playing.  The “itch” to return to the field is significant and the minimal discrepancy in age between the coach and players can be both a positive and a negative.

Here is an interview done recently with Brian Smith, first-year pitching coach with the Windy City Thunderbolts (Frontier League); and part of that interview discusses this transition:


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