Eddie Rodriguez to don Red, White and Blue
Royals special assignment coach Eddie Rodriguez was named yesterday as the manager of the 2009 World Cup Team. Rodriguez was the first base coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 2000. His staff includes former Royal Jamie Quirk, who will be the third base and bench coach. USA’s hitting coach, Ernie Young, also had a brief stint with the Royals in 1998.
E-Rod and his club will begin pool play against Venezuela on September 10 in Regensburg, Germany. Congratulations to Eddie on the tremendous honor of representing the United States at the World Cup!