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Aaron Nieckula Quotes

This a great opportunity to be around the game. Obviously, there will be a little bit more responsibility. As (the) hitting coach (last season), I was kind of lurking in the shadows whereas the manager has to deal with hitters, the pitchers, the front office and the fans. It's a bigger responsibility, but one I accept and look forward to.
Aaron Nieckula
#Opportunity

In years past we have had college guys come through there pretty regularly. Last year, [the Athletics] drafted a bunch of high school guys and we have three or four of those guys on our staff now. They have tremendous talent. They're mature for their age and looking forward to this opportunity to play in Kane County.
Aaron Nieckula
#College

We've got some team speed. We've got guys with baseball savvy out there that are willing and wanting to take the extra base. It just goes to show that you don't need to hit the ball out of the ballpark or hit doubles and triples to score runs. We scored eight runs. It's timely hitting.
Aaron Nieckula
#Baseball

It's nice to ride high after the first two games of the season, now let's see, after a loss, how these young men respond.
Aaron Nieckula
#Games

We got men on base, via walk or an error or the base knock that last inning. We just couldn't do anything with it.
Aaron Nieckula
#Men

Submariner like that, you don't see those kinds of guys too often. But that's really no excuse.
Aaron Nieckula
#Excuse

He got a fastball down and in and got a good swing on it. Frank's a young kid and has a lot to learn, but he's swinging the bat well.
Aaron Nieckula
#Fastball

You may not get a lot of hits on a given night, but if you get timely hits with runners on base [that's the key].
Aaron Nieckula
#Night

That's like a hitter trying to get his first hit of the season. Trying to get that first something off of your back, it kind of alleviates the pressure and opens the door a little bit.
Aaron Nieckula
#Trying

They are young men and they have to learn how to respond to tough losses like that.
Aaron Nieckula
#Men

He earned an opportunity to go that fifth inning, but we are thinking more long term instead of short term right now. More for the benefit of the team than the individual.
Aaron Nieckula
#Opportunity