Originally Posted by AMD128
The area he expects improvement is fielding. :s What about our back-to-back Middle-order FUMBLE!!!??
That's the key to handling the media. He might very well have huge concerns with the middle order batting - PRIVATELY. But speaking about it publicly to the media will do nothing to improve that. In fact, it might make it worse by putting added pressure on them by calling them out in public. The best way to handle questions like that are to use vague terminology like "intensity". Fielding is the one area where this matters most.
It might make for some boring articles, but its one thing all good coaches have in common.