If you’ve ever been a teenager — and if, like me, you’ve refused to grow up — you’ll know that the number 69 is a running joke, for reasons we don’t necessarily need to get into to preface this article.
Answering Rangers fans’ questions, Levi Weaver of WFAA Sports reports that a Rangers player asked about wearing uniform No. 69 but was told no, depriving baseball fans everywhere of yet another opportunity to respond “nice” to an otherwise innocent news item.
That’s just disappointing.
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.