Yankees’ Aaron Boone celebrates his game-winning house run off Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield within the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in New York on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003. Photo Credit: AP
Brian Cashman meant what he mentioned.
In discussing his causes for letting Joe Girardi go on Monday, the Yankees normal supervisor mentioned he entered the method to exchange him utterly “open-minded” and would take into account candidates with no managerial expertise.
“It’s a very diverse list of people that I have an interest in talking with,” Cashman mentioned.
Aaron Boone actually suits the invoice and, based on a report by ESPN, Boone, an ESPN badyst, has emerged as a candidate for the job.
As of Friday morning, he had not been interviewed.
Bench coach Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge, the previous Indians and Mariners supervisor, are the one candidates the Yankees have publicly acknowledged having interviewed.
Boone, 44, retired in 2010 after a 12-year profession within the huge leagues that included simply 54 common season video games with the Yankees in 2003 following a commerce deadline deal.
The third baseman, in fact, without end etched his identify in franchise lore for what he did that postseason, hitting a walk-off homer within the backside of the 11th inning off Boston’s Tim Wakefield to win Game 7 of the ALCS.
That offseason Boone suffered a left torn ACL enjoying pickup basketball, setting the wheels in movement for the acquisition of Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers by way of commerce because the Yankees all of a sudden discovered themselves in want of a 3rd baseman.
Erik Boland began in Newsday’s sports activities division in 2002. He coated highschool and faculty sports activities, then shifted to the Jets beat. He has coated the Yankees since 2009.