No kidding, Braves thrilled with McDowell

The Braves compiled a list of 22 potential replacements for pitching coach Leo Mazzone. They stopped at candidate No. 2, Roger McDowell.

Originally Published: February 24, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The pressure will come soon enough for Roger McDowell. First he has to dispense with all that congestion.

A week into his new job as Braves pitching coach, McDowell looks like the "before" portion of a NyQuil advertisement. His temples are throbbing, his eyes are puffy, and his sinuses are more clogged than Interstate 4 during spring break.

But with so many hands to shake, relationships to establish, schedules to plan and drills to supervise, there's no time to ...

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