Nerfherders wrote:Coaching is an interesting thing. You don't see many HoF players become coaches because alot of their success is attributed to natural, innate ability. They don't think, they just play. So if you're not thinking about how to throw a pitch, it's hard to teach it to someone else. Pedro or Vlad would be terrible coaches because all of their ability is innate.
I think Maddux is different though. He does not rely on overpowering the batter. With him, it is simply location, location, location. That, and knowing how to pitch off course. If he were a coach, I would think that he would be in a Mazzone mode. Pitch on both sides of the plate and change speeds. Doing that is not natural ability, but rather knowing the strike zone and how to keep hitters off balance.