Former Cub pitching coach Larry Rothschild admitted that "after nine years of coming in the other door, it’s obviously different" in his role with the Yankees.
Rothschild met with the media before Friday’s Yankees-Cubs game in the cramped confines of the visitor’s clubhouse, quite a change from the comparatively spacious quarters on the other side.
Rothschild’s years with the Cubs produced the winning seasons of 2003 and 2007-08, but were also marked by injuries to Kerry Wood and Mark Prior and criticism of his infamous "towel drill."
"Whenever you look back at stuff, you remember the good more than the bad," he said. "The people I met here and the relationship and being at Wrigley Field, it was all great."
During batting practice, Rothschild met with several of his former pitchers in the outfield and then chatted with Cubs GM Jim Hendry. A native Chicagoan, Rothschild left after last season, using an opt-out in his contract.