Line of the day comes from Ed Wade.
When you watch Ed Wade being interviewed on television you get the buttoned up version of the Astros GM, straightforward and deliberate speaker who likes to keep things business-like when he’s on the record.
But Wade has a sharp sense of humor and is known to come up with more than a few one-liners when he’s speaking off-the-cuff.
Wade summed up his feelings perfectly when discussing how round two of the managerial search will be much different from the first go-around.
“We’ve been open on this thing, but I don’t want it to get to the point of ‘Dancing With The Stars,’” Wade said to MLB.com, referring to the reality TV show that votes off contestants as the program progresses.
In other words, the rest of the managerial search will be conducted privately. No more post-interview meetings with the media and no more lists of finalists made public (although I would imagine most of the names will leak eventually — that’s just how it works in today’s world).
The final two candidates were interviewed Monday — Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills and first base coach Tim Bogar. The next step will involve the search committee sitting down and narrowing the field of candidates. Wade has made it clear the next public announcement will be when they decide on a manager, and it’s anyone’s guess as to how long that process will take.