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Phillies’ Scott Kingery goes deep on changes at the plate

Phillies’ Scott Kingery goes deep on changes at the plate after 2018 horror show

by Scott Lauber, Updated: February 22, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. — When Scott Kingery was finally able to stomach seeing video from the horror movie that was his rookie season, he saw an out-of-control swing that did more slashing than Michael Myers and opposing pitchers who salivated at the sight of him walking to the plate, like Hannibal Lechter over a dish of liver and fava beans.

The real fright, though, came from a plate approach that was as mangled as Freddy Krueger’s face.

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Cubs hire Chicago native John Mallee as new hitting coach

BY GORDON WITTENMYER Staff Reporter October 9, 2014

The Cubs didn’t have to go far to find their next hitting coach. They hired Mount Carmel High School grad John Mallee from the Astros’ staff this week to replace Bill Mueller.

They also hired former Cubs outfielder Doug Dascenzo as first-base and outfield coach, shifting first-base coach Eric Hinske to assistant hitting coach, to complete their 2015 coaching staff.

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