After the media attention surrounding Tony La Russa, it now looks unlikely that he will be the next team president for the Seattle Mariners.
There’s no disputing the Hall of Fame manager’s baseball credentials. It’s possible that the Mariners were looking for someone with more of a business-based resume.
The Hall of Famer spoke about at the Winter Warm-Up this past weekend.
“It’s likely I won’t even get an interview. I’ve heard they’ve got a couple of good guys in house. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity and I would love to put my two cents in as to what contribution I could make. But I don’t think it’s going to happen.
“I was a little embarrassed by the attention.”
The manager also addressed what instant replay will add to the game. It won’t be full-blown official replay reviews so the game won’t add another hour due to every close play being scrutinized, which is good especially for when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play nearly four hour games against each other.
Serving as one of three in a special committee to study instant replay was one of LaRussa’s roles as a special assistant to the Office of the Commissioner.