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Rise and Phight: 10/12/2021

A new hitting coach is in the air

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The big news for the Phillies was their reported hiring of Kevin Long as hitting coach. They still need to fill a few more spots, but it is interesting that they are hiring a coach Joe Girardi has been associated with as he enters his lame duck season without a public display of the team picking up his option. This could be the first sign that they are going in that direction, it could be just that the team wanted to grab Long before someone else did. Either way, an interesting hire.

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