Friday, January 12, 2007

Pirates name Jesus "Slugger" Christ hitting coach

Thwarted in their attempts to acquire Braves first baseman Adam LaRoche the Pirates named Jesus Christ their hitting coach today.
Manager Jim Tracy said Christ's reputation as a miracle worker might just be the prayer the Pirates need to prevent a 15th consecutive losing season.
"No one would believe the Pirates would sign a left-handed power-hitter so plan B was a more reasonable avenue to begin with," said Tracy.
Christ said he was looking forward to working with all-star Jason Bay and Freddy Sanchez, NL 2006 batting champion, but tried to keep expectations realistic.
"I've already told Humberto Cota to seek another line of work or pray to a different deity."

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