Miller: Gardenhire An Influence on Mike Redmond
With the Twins facing the Marlins today, Phil Miller talked with Mike Redmond about what he learned from Gardenhire, and with Gardenhire about how Redmond prepared to become a coach. Redmond praised Gardenhire's loyalty to his players:
I like Redmond a lot, and feel like he could be a very good coach. But I gotta say, I don't think this Marlins gig is going to go too well for him. It isn't just the cutbacks. It's also that the front office and ownership seem to be fairly miserable.
"He's loyal to guys. He backed his players up. He got thrown out of a lot of games to back his players up," Redmond said. "Players always knew, when you're out there competing, grinding, that he had their backs. That's huge in this game, and that's one thing I learned from him."
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