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Ochoa Begins Coaching Career

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Ochoa Begins Coaching Career
Alex Ochoa, according to a Red Sox press release on their site, has joined Boston's coaching staff at the Major League level. I believe his five and a half seasons in Japanese baseball helped him, because he now can hold conversations with Dice-K, Okajima, and other players they are bringing in from Japan - and also can converse with the Spanish speaking players.

I always liked Alex since I first saw him in Class AA in 1994. He always was a good citizen wherever he went, and he stayed away from the steroids (must have been good parenting since his dad is a physician).

I thought the Mets' fans treated him (and plenty of others) terribly.

I'm glad he ended his career as a player on a good note in Hiroshima and didn't become one of those embittered guys who hang on too long and get shown the door. His baseball legacy may just be beginning.

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Michael Westbay
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