3 candidates to become St. Louis Cardinals bench coach
A return of Skip Schumaker to the Cardinals dugout has a nice ring to it.
He was a world champion and long-time player with the Cardinals, and he’s apparently under consideration to fill the bench coach role for his old club. Robert Murray writes about those possibilities here. He’s currently the associate manager with the San Diego Padres.
Schumaker was appreciated by fans and teammates alike for his scrappy style of play and ability to do whatever was asked of him from playing in the infield or outfield, or grinding out an at-bat, or stealing a base. He could even make a head-first dive to first base to create a play.
He was an exciting player to watch and has become quite the leader as a coach. He would certainly look great returning to the Cardinals as a bench coach. He would certainly be an asset to the younger players looking to pick his brain as well as the veterans needing someone to hear them out.
Having spent some time outside of the Cardinals organization, he could definitely bring a bit of an outside perspective while still knowing the Cardinal Way.
He would just be a great fit in this clubhouse and I do hope they consider bringing him on.