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Meet the Angels gnarly new pitching coach - Doug White

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He’s probably totally stoked for his new gig

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Billy Eppler? Avid surfer

Brad Ausmus? Avid surfer

Doug White? You guessed it.

Either Billy Eppler is trying to do a kick ass MLB version of 1991’s Point Break, or it’s just coincidence. Just in case, I’ve started cross referencing all current MLB coaches who surf to see if I might predict how the rest of the coaching staff shapes up. I bet Eppler, Ausmus, and White are going to have a frothing good time talking about surfing.

Doug White resides in San Diego, and on off days I’m guessing you can find him at Beacon’s, Grandview, PB, or Cardiff Reef. But I’m told surfers tend to not reveal their favorite breaks or where to find some rad barrels.

When it comes to baseball, White was most recently the bullpen coach of the Houston Astros for one season. He joined the Astros organization in 2013 and spent the season as pitching coach for their Class A team before becoming a roving pitching instructor for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In 2016, White was promoted to minor league pitching coordinator. Before joining the Astros, White spent 5 years as a pitching coach in the Cardinals system.

If you want to learn more about White and his style of teaching, you can check out his YouTube channel. Some cool stuff there but most of the videos are 5-9 years old.

Most interesting is that White is a Zhealth specialist.

Z-Health®, created by Dr. Eric Cobb, is a high tech, cutting-edge exercise system designed expressly for retraining your nervous system. Z-Health offers you an ultra-fast approach to getting out of pain, optimizing your health, and maximizing your athletic performance.

When you have pitchers taking constant headers trying to hang ten, a Zhealth specialist might be pretty epic to have around, and I’m a guessing one of the main reasons White ended up on the team.

So let’s get busy shredding some wave bros - we have a sick championship trophy to win!