Monday, January 31, 2011
A Viola Grows In Brooklyn
After retiring in 1996 you didn't hear much of him. He has resurfaced again as the new pitching coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets Class A outfit. Before that he was coaching high scholl ball in Orlando, Florida and doing some work for Red Sox broadcasts.
"We are excited to welcome our new staff to MCU Park," said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen. "It's a wonderful thing to have a Cy Young Award winner like Frank Viola guiding our young pitchers, and we look forward to a great 2011 season with all of our coaches."
The Mets are betting there will be some "Sweet Music" in Brooklyn.