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Scott Coolbaugh tackles moods, swings

Rangers' new but familiar hitting coach has feel for batters by getting them to open up

Updated: June 28, 2011, 3:00 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ask Texas Rangers hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh where his office is, and he won't point to the conference room or lockers in the coaches' area of the clubhouse. He'll just start walking to the batting cages deep in the bowels of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

"If we want to go hit in the cages, he's always there," designated hitter Michael Young said.

It's where Coolbaugh is most comfortable working with his hitters as a part-psychologist, part-swing coach, on ...

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