http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/09/30/braves-make-the-right-call-fire-larry-parrish/?cxntfid=blogs_jeff_schultz_blog Braves reverse field, make right call firing Larry Parrish 3:56 pm September 30, 2011, by Jeff Schultz Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that his entire coaching staff would be back, including hitting coach Larry Parrish. Either he changed his mind or somebody changed it for him. The Braves announced today that Parrish will not be back after one horrible season. Who ever made the decision — Gonzalez or general manager Frank Wren — it was the correct one. (Wren announced the decision on the news release but that’s fairly standard.) There was no excuse for the Braves’ offensive woes for much of this season. It can be debated just how much blame or credit a hitting coach should get for a player’s fortunes. But the team’s shortcomings were so glaring this season that a change seemed unavoidable. The news release was brief: ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren announced today that hitting coach Larry Parrish will not return for the 2012 season. A search for a new hitting coach will begin immediately. The remainder of the Braves staff, including bench coach Carlos Tosca, pitching coachRoger McDowell, first-base coach Terry Pendleton, third-base coach Brian Snitker and bullpen coach Eddie Perez, will all return for 2012.