I almost flew to Atlanta to slap Jason Heyward upside the head last night

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As I was watching LeBron James rip out the hearts of Cleveland fans over the course of one of the most cluelessly tone deaf events in recent sports history last night, the following tweet came over the wire:

@JasonHeyward A
wise man speaking, can learn smthn. #lebronjames

Jason: I love you. You know that. No one has slobbered all over you as much as I have in the past several months. And you’re young and impressionable. I get that.  But if you saw anything in what LeBron James was saying or doing last night from which you think you can learn something, you have serious, serious problems.

Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees manager job today

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MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.

Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.