For the better part of the last decade I have lived in an area that did not have a major league team. Thankfully the Triple A Round Rock Express was just a 25 minute drive (70 minutes during rush hour) north.
One part of the minor league experience I enjoyed was finding out who the coaching staff was for the teams. This was due to the number of them which consisted of former players who would be among my favorites as a kid watching baseball in the 80's and 90's. Round Rock itself had former Boston shortstop Spike Owens on their staff for the bulk of the games I attended.
This week the team released the names of its coaching staff for the upcoming 2016 season and it contains several guys that I remembered following as a kid including one of my childhood favorites, former Ranger catcher Geno Petralli. As a kid I was partial to