Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dodgers' Manager Search Hits Craigslist

1:30pm PT, almost a full day after Grady Little has been publicly humiliated in his "resignation," and Ned Colletti is still searching for a team manager:

"As of [noon PT Wednesday], I'm telling you, we do not have an agreement [with Joe Torre]," said Colletti. "In the last 72 hours, I can't believe what I've been watching. I've seen more inaccuracies than I can ever remember. We do not have an agreement."

And then, poking around craig's list this afternoon, I spotted this:

los angeles craigslist > los angeles > general management
Manager, Major league baseball team

Reply to:
Date: 2007-10-31, 12:30PM PDT

MLB team seeks candidate, preferably with prior experience, to manage team. Responsiblities include batting practice, media relations, organizational and people development, and occasional public speaking. Candidate must have written skills to complete lineup cards, verbal skills to debate with umpires (former Lincoln-Douglass experience a positive!), and ability to deal with and subside clubhouse dissension. Candidate will get full and complete support from general manager and ownership until they change their minds, at which point candidate will learn about it from the media.

Location: LA
Principals only. Recruiters, or Scott Boras, please don't contact this job poster.
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 555963658188

I don't know what to think of this ad, but I am starting to get concerned with what the hell is going on here. As an aside, can Jim Tracy apply?


Rob said...

Yeah, yeah. I know you were really just looking at the Casual Encounters adds.

Steve Sax said...

Rob, I think the Dodgers' post-Lasorda track record with managers indeed qualifies as "casual encounters."

Rob said...

And with GM's, Missed Connections!

Steve Sax said...

nice, rob