Keith was the best hitting coach I ever had. Well, he was my teammate, my roomie, and my friend. A brother, really. Truth is he was a good player who loved/loves the game more than anyone I ever knew. He worked harder at the game than anyone I ever played with, and he knows the game inside and out
. Spent 33 years in the game before he left for a year to run a restaurant in Gilbert, Arizona, called The Clubhouse (I think) but this year he is back in the game in the Houston Astros organization, and I predict he will make it to the bigs in a few years as a batting coach. You heard it here first.
Back in the early-mid 80's he coached the actor Michael O'Keefe in the winter months to prepare him to look legit on film. He did well. Keith had to leave the shoot in Atlanta to get to spring training.
One thing that still sticks in my mind about Keith's swing, or rather his follow though, is that he would follow through so completely that the bat would thump on his back. Never saw or heard that anywhere.
Bo, you're the man! When you get to the big leagues, remember, I predicted it first.