Thursday, November 8, 2012
This post was originally going to be called "Say it ain't so, Tino", but thankfully Tino Martinez is now a member of the Florida Marlins coaching staff and NOT a member of the Boston Red Sox' staff.
The BamTino was in the running for the hitting coach job under new manager John Farrell up in Boston. While it's nowhere near the same level of horror as Don Mattingly wearing Dodgers Blue, Tino in the Old Town team's uniform would be vomitous nonetheless.
Constantino Martinez, as Michael Kay likes to refer to him, is the new hitting coach under the Marlins' new head man, Mike Redmond. He replaces Eduardo Perez, who became the Houston Astros' bench coach.
Tino first tried his hand at broadcasting as a member of ESPN's Baseball Tonight, but was a monumental failure. His delivery, unfortunately, was cringe worthy and unbearable to watch. He then worked as a special assistant to Yankees GM Brian Cashman also spent time as unpaid coach for his brother in-law Joe Urso at the U. of Tampa.(He also returned to UT last year to complete his bachelor's degree in liberal studies with a concentration in business and marketing.)
Good luck Tino, NY still loves ya.