Mark Kotsay is the Padres new hitting coach. We love Mark Kotsay.
In fact, Kotsay is the epitome of what we love about baseball. Watching him play you feel a connection with him that can only come from a game free of helmets, shoulder pads and face masks.
He’s just a dude. But, importantly, especially during his 2001-2002 stint with the Padres, he was one of the most talented dudes. Even more importantly, although he was excellent, you always felt that having fun, a few beers, and shooting the shit was slightly more important than working hard and being serious. Read more