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Astros pitching coach Josh Miller will be honored Wednesday, January 25

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Ten long seasons of riding Bull Durham coaches has become a pain in the ass for former minor league pitcher Josh Miller.

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But none of those trips, from Batavia or Bridgeport or even a couple of cities in Venezuela and another in China, can compare to the one he took as a coach in Major League Baseball.

His final outing was in early November, atop a sightseeing bus with his family, as the city of Houston celebrated the Astros’ 2022 World Series championship with a wild parade.

“The Astros’ parade was amazing,” said Miller. Two million people there, throwing beads and waving…

“We had a couple of players on the bus, so I’m sure they were cheering for them, but I’d like to think they were cheering me on,” he said with a laugh.

Perhaps Miller is underestimating his sudden popularity.

Astros pitching coach Joshua Miller
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During the World Series, television cameras zoomed in on the Astros’ first-year head coach, who was partially responsible for setting up the historic four no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 to tie the series 2-2. He also helped guide the Bulls to the lowest ERA (0.83) in postseason history.

On Wednesday night, an event will be held in Miller’s hometown Melbourne Beach to honor the kid who grew up playing in the South Beaches minor league, and at Melbourne High School and Brevard Community College. It will be held at St. Sebastian’s Episcopal Church, where he attended Sunday school, and where his mother, Nancy, is still frequently involved in the congregation.

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