Last year, the Dodgers had Greg Maddux… you know, like one of the top 10 greatest pitchers in history, to tutor such young pitching talent as Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton. This year?
From yesterday’s L.A. Times…
[Roberto] Hernandez says he is doing what he can to pass along his share of knowledge, and he’s been pleased to find willing pupils in Jonathan Broxton and Chad Billingsley. They talk daily, with Hernandez asking them why they threw certain pitches in certain situations and offering alternatives.
I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but letting Roberto Hernandez give pitching advice these days is kinda like taking real estate advice from a homeless person. Or trusting Michael Jackson to babysit your kids thinking it will just be milk and cookies. Or starting “The Brett Tomko Pitching Clinic.” Or leaving your dog with Michael Vi… oh, forget it, you get the idea. In other words, he sucks.
Stay far away from him, Chad and Jonathan. FAR away.
And Roberto: while you were good about eleventy hundred thousand years ago, worry about finding alternatives to your own pitches, as you dash around with that 6.23 ERA.
For crying out loud, he’s so old now, he can’t even stay awake on the mound…