Tom Gamboa, the Royal firstbase coach who was attacked during a ballgame by two Chicago fans/thugs last month, is being shifted to bullpen coach for 2003. He had been a bullpen coach until this season.
If this is to protect him from future attacks, I hope that the Royals have taken into account the volubility and volatility of the fans in the bleacher abutting some of the bullpens in baseball. Remember Chad Kreuter's stolen cap at Wrigley a couple of years ago? I hope that they get some Barry Bonds-type body armor for the guy.