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White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

Posted on: July 21, 2011 12:18 pm
Edited on: July 21, 2011 12:33 pm
 
Don CooperBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Ozzie Guillen isn't the only one on the White Sox coaching staff getting fed up with the way Chicago is playing this season. Pitching coach Don Cooper hung up on a paid sports-talk radio appearance Thursday when the hosts asked him about calling up prospect Dayan Viciedo.

Here's a roundup of the appearance on "The Mully & Hanley Show" on WSCR-AM 670 in Chicago, via the Chicago Tribune:

"I have no clue about that. I'm a coach," Cooper said. "Do I feel like something (needs to be done)? Yeah, we have to score some runs. That's what's got to be done. And if we do, we have a chance to win. And if we don't, we won't.

"Nice try, asking me to bring up (bleeping) Viciedo. I'm not in charge of making moves, I'm in charge of coaching."

When host Brian Hanley told Cooper that he wasn't trying to put him on the spot, Cooper hung up.

Viciedo is hitting .311/.367/.510 with 16 home runs and 64 RBI in 93 games for Triple-A Charlotte. Viciedo played in 38 games for the White Sox last season, hitting .308/.321/.519 with five home runs and 13 RBI. A native of Cuba, Viciedo, 22, played third base for the White Sox last season but has been moved to the outfield this season.

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Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:50 am
 

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:16 pm
 

White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

wtf????  Bully?  I have never gotten that impression listening to his interviews.  Plus I never knew hanging up on someone is considered being a bully.  I hope society hasn't fallen that far into the gutter that a 54yr old guy would get beat up for being grumpy.  What exactly did he say to warrent "a line to pulverize his frumpy old ass"? 

I think Cubs fans should stick to being angry at their management instead of the white sox pitching coach hanging up on a talk show host.  Deep breaths AES.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:10 pm
 

White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

..weekly SPOTS on the Score..oops.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:08 pm
 

White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

Cooper is a tool. He has weekly sports on the Score (who not only pay his old ass, they also are the radio voice of the Sox so he hung up on a valued business partner) and loves playing telephone tough guy. He's a dick and a bully, but he does his bullying over the phone. It's safer that way. If he walked around talking to people like he talk to Mully and Hanley (two extremely good guys), there would be a line to pulverize his frumpy old ass.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:21 am
 

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More coaches should hang-up on vapid talk show hosts.




Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:08 am
 

White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

I heard the entire interview, and have heard Cooper interviewed on the Score many times. When conducting an interview, you need to understand who you are interviewing. Cooper is OFTEN contrarian in his responses to leading questions. These guys on the Score - most of them - are fine at being yackamouths about sports. But, most of them are not trained journalists and should not try to interview a professional like a journalist would. Cooper is usually pretty patient with the nonsense questions, but anyone in Chicago would know that Dayan Viciedo is a hot-button topic right now. Cooper is a pitching coach. Viciedo is NOT a pitcher. For these goofs to ask Cooper for his opinion on a GM/personnel kind of questions was unprofessional. Cooper is, I'm sure, also very frustrated with the underperformance of the White Sox as a team, although his pitching staff has performed up to expectations. Should he have bleeped off - no. Should he have hung up on the questioner, heck yeah! 



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:06 am
 

White Sox pitching coach hangs up on radio hosts

Dog wagging the tail?  This a problem with all sports today. First, why would you ask a pitching coach about personnel moves? A reasonable host would not have asked the question to begin with. Apparently Cooper being a reasonable pitching coach took the lesser of two evils-- General Manager vs. Host.  Players turning simple play into flashy behind the back plays all for the “highlights” on some beer sponsored shows.  I don’t not see any redeeming value in the dog and pony shows following any game I just saw. Baseball is a simple kid’s game player sees ball hit ball etc., why do I need someone to tell me about what I just saw? Problem greed sports have sold their souls to the media. Cooper should not sign another contract to do the show.  After taxes it is probably not worth it any way.  That way the host can ask the General Manager about personnel moves.




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