Retired major league pitcher Barry Zito has been pursuing a music career since retiring from baseball after the 2015 season. He just put out a music video for the single, titled “Secret to Life,” from his upcoming country music album.
Zito’s music chops aren’t a secret. His father worked with Nat King Cole in the 1960’s and his mother was a singer who also worked with Cole. Zito himself co-wrote a song used in A Thousand Words, a film starring Eddie Murphy that came out four years ago.
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.