"His only regret may be not bringing along Ryan Theriot as a manager's pick. "
Why, did one of the bat boys not show up?
He hired Mac to keep him from writing a book?
If he was going to write a book, he wouldn't probably say anything to harm LaRussa regarding PED's because if you remember Mac was still in denial that steroids actually enhanced his numbers.
I'm sure Oakland wasn't the only franchise that the manager and front office knew and looked away and did nothing about the use of steroids. They had become an accepted new way of training just like many other suppliments throughout the years because Selig was doing NOTHING about policing the usage of them and probably still wouldn't have if congress didn't step in because the HUGE offensive numbers were bringing fans to the ballparks and thats all the commish really cares about.
If he said that Tony knew of all that the players weretaking, it would be the first time that the manager wasmade a part, would be huge, and Yes, he was still sayinghe was "snow White" but if think that the only reason Tonyhired him was because he was such a great hitting coach,I got a bridge I would like to sell you....
I'm sure Oakland wasn't the only franchise that the manager and front office knew Does that make it right? This is a whole new can of worms that has never cameout.....what did Baker know about Bonds, What did Tony know?
My point is all of them new, everybody knew probably all the way up to every owner and you know Selig even knew........they didn't care.Who would be concerned with their player putting up unheard of numbers ........my guess ......NOBODY !
Is it a fact he was going to write a book?
I didn't hear anything about that, he was a low key guy that avoided the spotlight so it's a little surprising if that was true.