Former Billings Mustang named manager of New York Yankees

Former Billings Mustang named manager of New York Yankees

Former Billings Mustang named manager of New York Yankees

General manager Brian Cashman cited "communication and connectivity" as important prerequisites when the Yankees parted ways with Joe Girardi after a decade with him at the helm. That person also spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision was not announced. He has never managed or coached at any level. "In a way, I've been preparing for this job my entire life".

"I've been going to the ballpark since I was 3 and 4 years old, and in a way managing the game from a very young age". He tore a knee ligament during a pickup basketball game in the offseason after his home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield and was released by NY, which replaced him by acquiring Alex Rodriguez.

"Look, obviously, experience is very valuable and should be a check mark for somebody", Boone told reporters in a conference call after his interview with the Yankees. "I think that's something that many of us relish in - the opportunity to have something on the line and a lot at stake is, I think, something that makes you want to go after it". His father Bob was a major league player until Aaron was a senior in high school and managed the Reds from 1995-97 and the Royals from 2001-03.

Five days after NY lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced October 26 that Girardi was not being offered a new contract after 10 years, one World Series title and a 910-710 regular-season record. He said Cashman contacted him about succeeding Girardi, whose contract was not renewed despite the Yankees' surprising surge to the ALCS. That's a good thing, because Aaron Boone doesn't have any.

The Daily News said that the Yankees were looking for "a strong communicator who could be open-minded to new ideas - including analytics and performance-science".

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I've known him forever, when I was at Alabama and he was at Auburn . "I am confident we will fill the position very soon". The Seminoles (5-6) need a win Saturday to become bowl eligible for a 36th consecutive season.

In a conference call with reporters on November 17, after his interview with the Yankees, Boone said he would relish the high-pressure job of managing the storied franchise.

"I understand what it is to be a Yankee", he said.

Thomson, who had spent 28 seasons in the Yankees' organization, most recently as the bench coach, is finalizing a deal to fill that role for the Philadelphia Phillies.

By blowing out his left knee in a January 2004 pickup basketball game, Boone accidentally started the A-Rod Era in pinstripes; trading for Alex Rodriguez became the Yankees' solution to their sudden third base vacancy.

Both Boone and Meulens have Yankee backgrounds.

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