Josh Hamilton's father-in-law hired as his accountability partner
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Chadwick's name first came up when Narron interviewed for the club's vacant hitting coach position last offseason.
"We had dinner with the Hamiltons before the Winter Meetings and we suggested that name and they had him in mind as well," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "Both parties reached the same conclusion."
It's clearly someone that Hamilton is comfortable with and someone who knows him well. The Rangers felt that Hamilton was also in a different spot in his life after playing for the Rangers for four seasons.
"When we traded for Josh, we felt that Johnny was a key hire and it turns out he was," Daniels said. "I think we’re all a lot more comfortable where Josh is today, including Josh and Katie. There was a little bit more unknown when he was traded. He’d never played here before, never been on the stage in the same regard. We look at this more as it’s a support position more than a necessity."
Chadwick worked with the what is now called Youth for Tomorrow, a boys residential treatment program founded by former Washington Redskins coach (and current NASCAR owner) Joe Gibbs.
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