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Luis Gonzalez thinking about the future

Luis Gonzalez is enjoying mentoring the young Marlins so much, that he is thinking about his life after his playing days are over .

But Gonzalez said he was open to working with young players and even said he was thinking about becoming a minor league roving instructor after retiring as a player so he could "show them old-school baseball."

"I think a lot of guys are pampered too much these days," he added.

For now, Gonzalez is making $2 million from the Marlins, playing some right field and even beginning to take ground balls at first base -- all with a smile on his face.

"He's always happy, so we're happy," Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez said. "They (the Dodgers) got a lot of talent, but sometimes it's what you have inside the clubhouse. We're together."

I'm not exactly sure where Gonzo makes his home now.  I know he was born in Tampa and his mother still lives there, but Arizona would seem to be the most likely place he calls home today.  I really should know this but I don't.

Even if he lives in Arizona, the Marlins should consider adding him on as a roving instructor once his playing days are over.  Everything he has shown thus far when being around and teaching the young guys has been nothing but positive.

And anyway, East Coast girls are hip , what that has do with anything, I don't know, but for some reason the song ran through my mind.