Sunset grad Jaramillo to be Cubs hitting coach

The DMN’s Evan Grant reported this morning that long-time Texas Rangers hitting coach and Sunset High School graduate, Rudy Jaramillo, will be the new hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs. Jaramillo, who graduated from Sunset in 1970, was the Rangers’ hitting coach for 14 seasons — the longest stint for a hitting coach in Major League Baseball.

There might be a curse on the Rangers’ pitching staff, but they’ve been a successful hitting team. We’ll miss ol’ Rudy, and there are so many ways to make fun of the Cubs that it’s hard to know where to start. Here’s a new one I lifted from the interwebs: "The Chicago Cubs have filed for bankruptcy protection. Which is the first time in a while they’ve been active in mid-October."

If you want to share stories about Rudy Jaramillo, or Cubs jokes I haven’t heard before, send me an email: rstone@advocatemag.com.

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