Tony LaRussa doesn’t seem to be taking to retirement too kindly. Rumors have surface since yesterday about the Hall of Fame manager’s interest in assuming the role of President of the Seattle Mariners.
The three-time World Series champion was not reached out to by the Mariners, but instead submitted an application and resume to the organization for the position, recently vacated by Chuck Armstrong. While Seattle maintains that it is considering two internal applicants, word is that LaRussa will be the favorite should the organization go with an external candidate.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post (@TroyRenck) Tweeted out a link containing a statement from the Hall-of-Famer regarding why he wants to get into the front office.
I’m interested in getting to the competition upstairs. I’ve missed the competition since I left the field. I talked to the commissioner about it. It’s not a thing where you miss the dugout, but I miss the winning and losing. The situation has to be right.”
LaRussa was voted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame unanimously by the Expansion Era committee and will officially be inducted into Cooperstown on July 27th.