Surprise pick Rothschild makes sense

Yankees' new pitching coach survived Big Z, so, yeah, he's ready for A.J. and Joba

Updated: November 21, 2010, 3:16 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Larry Rothschild says he spent eight hours watching tape of A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes in preparation for his interview to become the next man in charge of the nuthouse known as the New York Yankees' pitching staff.

And the Yankees must have spent some amount of time watching a video of their own, a snippet of tape from a 2009 game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates in which Carlos Zambrano, enraged by a what he thought was a bad call at the plate, ...

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