Special Treat Alert! NBC’s own Joe Posnanski has been at NBC Sports’ mothership for the past couple of days and he, Kay Adams and I had a chance to tape some HBT Extra segments about some of the issues of the day. This is the first one: Bud Selig’s retirement and legacy.
I hope you enjoy this. We had a lot of fun. The others will follow in the next couple of days:
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.