Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mallee back in the game with Toronto Blue Jays

By John Burbridge

John Mallee’s unexpected summer vacation isn’t permanent after all. The Schereville man was removed as the Florida Marlins’ hitting coach on June 8, but is now back in major league baseball.

“It was great to finally get a chance to see my sons (Austin, 7, and Johnny, 12) play baseball this year,” Mallee said, “but I’m so happy to be back in the game.”

Mallee accepted the position of senior adviser for baseball operations with the Toronto Blue Jays late last week after weighing several offers from different teams.

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Former Marlins coach determined to get back in the game

John Mallee’s team is doing all right, thank you.

“We went to Wisconsin Dells for a (Father’s Day weekend) tournament,” Mallee said of the NWI Shockers youth baseball program he founded. “Four out of our six teams came back with championships.”

Mallee’s other team — or former team — is in a bit of a quagmire. But don’t blame Mallee, at least not anymore.

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