Ned Colletti’s career path was already somewhat unusual. He began as a media relations guy, not a baseball operations guy, for the Chicago Cubs. He’d later move into baseball ops job, becoming an assistant general manager for the San Francisco Giants and then, eventually, becoming the GM of the Dodgers.
Following his removal from that position he remained with the Dodgers in an advisory role, did some TV and taught college courses in sports management. Now, however, he’s taking a left turn right out of baseball and into something a bit different for a former baseball GM:
It may not seem as weird if you know Colletti’s history, however. He was a huge hockey fan growing up and played the game on an amateur basis throughout his 20s. More substantively, he actually covered the Philadelphia Flyers for a Philly newspaper in the late 70s and early 80s before getting into baseball.
As someone in a second career that is vastly different than the one in which he began, I tip my cap to Ned Colletti. Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’, ya know?