He's not a Big Splash hire
He's not Tony Vitello
Who is this Bieser guy?
Does He See Mizzou as a Destination Job?
Can He Coach?
He will be a tremendous role model for our student-athletes and has demonstrated a unique ability to develop his players athletically, academically and socially beyond what they believed they could achieve. "He boasts remarkable intellectual horsepower and has a very cerebral approach to the game of baseball. He is a relationship-builder and will be a great fit for Mizzou."
Can he Recruit?
Has he been to Omaha?
Is he the coach to take Mizzou to a higher level in the SEC?
Notes & Links
The two former backstops and current managers have kept in touch in the time since that spring training, but they don't talk about that spring much. Each is too concerned about his own teams to spend time discussing the short time they shared one.
Now, they talk about the present -- philosophies, coaching ideas and how to help their teams and players better.
When the time is right, Bieser tells Matheny about how his Redhawks would be a great fit for the next Matheny generation. And each time they shake hands, they add to their shared history.