Orioles name Roger McDowell their new pitching coach

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The Baltimore Orioles just announced that they have named Roger McDowell their new pitching coach.

McDowell spent the past 11 seasons as the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves. The club declined to pick up his 2017 option after the season, however, freeing him up to go to Baltimore. His predecessor with the Braves, Leo Mazzone, likewise went from Atlanta to Baltimore to become the O’s pitching coach. No word on whether McDowell’s secretary was named Mazzone and Mazzone’s secretary was named McDowell.

Haha, just kidding. Pitching coaches don’t have secretaries. And it’s the Freemasons who are behind pitching coach jobs, not historical coincidence. Wake up, sheeple.

Anyway, McDowell was well thought of for most of his tenure in Atlanta. Less well thought of when the pitchers stunk, more well thought of when they didn’t. Which is pretty much true of every pitching coach this side of Dave Duncan.

McDowell pitched his final season in a Batlimore uniform, by the way, appearing in 41 games and picking up four saves in 1996.