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Miami Marlins announce Barry Bonds as hitting coach


The Miami Marlins haven’t had a lot of luck in the MLB the last few seasons. The team hasn’t made the playoffs since winning the World Series in 2003 and haven’t finished above .500 since 2009.

This year, they went 71-91 and finished third in the hapless NL East division.

It didn’t take long for them to start making moves as just a month ago, they named former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly to the same position.

Next season, they will certainly have some help with hitting as they just announced one of the best hitters in baseball history will be joining their staff. All-time home run leader Barry Bonds will be the team’s hitting coach for next season.

Bonds spent 22 years in the MLB, debuting with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986 and playing with the San Francisco Giants from 1993-2007. During his career, he broke Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record of 755 by ending his career with 762 home runs.

If you are going to take hitting advice, it’s probably best to have the greatest home run hitter in the history of baseball coaching you.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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