Found August 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
It used to be that there was a hierarchy to managing in major league baseball, and you were only worthy after leading teams in the minors for a few years. Well, after skippers like Don Mattingly, Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny have had success with no prior experience as a manager, that wisdom is being challenged. Count Cal Ripken Jr. among those who is interested in exploring the process of becoming a big league manager. Ripken hasn’t exactly kept a low profile since retiring from baseball, but his pursuits have mostly been in philanthropy, also penning a few books and doing some analysis work for TBS. However, Ripken was asked about managing during an edition of Comcast SportsNet’s Table Manners, and revealed that not only has he been asked to interview before, but he isn’t necessarily ruling out managing in the future. “I don’t know. I’ve been asked to interview for managing jobs before, not too long ago,” Ripken said. “And I’ve always thought, if you have no interest in taking i...
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