As the Braves continue to gag their way out of the wild card race, there are constant stories from the clubhouse about how no one is stressed, it’s all light, and the mood remains good. Maybe that’s true. It’s also possible that they’re just all laughing at Eric Hinske’s new haircut, as captured by Mark Bowman of MLB.com:
Look guys, if you’re going to lose this thing, please try to do it with dignity, OK?
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.