The San Francisco Giants will have one of the greatest hitters of all time as a special instructor at Spring Training this season.
Whether you care for the man or his alleged behavior or not, there is no question that Barry Bonds is one of the greatest hitters our generation ever saw. Since being mostly disgraced post-playing career, Bonds has stayed out of the spotlight, but Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he will work with Giants hitters this March.
Barry Bonds is scheduled to return to the Giants from March 9-17, serving as a special instructor for the organization’s young hitters. Bonds has long wanted to take on a more active role with the organization, but the two sides have not been connected in an official capacity since 2007, Bonds’ last season in Major League Baseball.”
You could say that there is much that Bonds could never teach young hitters. When you say that, you could mean the alleged performance enhancing drugs use and other bad behavior, but you could also mean the fact that Bonds had freakish bat speed and hand-eye coordination, the likes of which simply cannot be taught.
Even still, Bonds should have plenty of knowledge to pass along in terms of approach at the plate, how to study pitchers, and a number of other topics.