Jeeho Yoo of Korea’s Yonhap News reports that Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was arrested on Friday — it’s Friday in Korea — for a DUI and fleeing the scene.
A translated report from Naver details what happened. Kang reportedly had a 0.084 percent blood alcohol level. As Yoo notes, the legal limit is 0.05 percent. Kang apparently crashed into the guard rails, but caused damage only to his own vehicle and public property.
This isn’t Kang’s first off-the-field incident. Chicago police investigated Kang this past summer for alleged sexual assault.
Major League Baseball and the Pirates haven’t yet issued a comment, but expect them to do so once the details of the incident are confirmed. Kang could be facing a fine and/or a suspension.
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.