Brewers' Roenicke will coach at All-Star Game
In his first season at the helm of the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Ron Roenicke led the team to nearly unprecedented success, within two games of the World Series, and finished second in voting for NL Manager of the Year.
So when former St. Louis Cardinals manager and this year's manager for the NL All-Star team Tony La Russa was given the task of inviting other managers to serve as coaches for July's All-Star Game, La Russa gave the nod to a former divisional rival.
La Russa has invited Roenicke and Mets manager Terry Collins to comprise a coaching staff made up mostly of Cardinals coaches from last season's World Series team. Last year's NL Manager of the Year, Arizona's Kirk Gibson, was not invited.
In the American League, a former Brewers manager will also be in a dugout for the All-Star Game. Texas Rangers and AL All-Stars manager Ron Washington announced that current Kansas City Royals manager and former Brewers skipper Ned Yost will join Oakland's Bob Melvin on the staff.
This year's midseason classic will be Roenicke's second All-Star appearance — as a part of the Angels' coaching staff, Roenicke was in the dugout for the 2003 All-Star game in Chicago.
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