Glanville: Alex Cora could open minds, but for diverse MLB manager candidates the goalposts keep moving

From Doug Glanville at The Athletic on October 24, 2018:

In​ 2016, when​ I worked with current Red Sox​ manager​ Alex Cora at ESPN,​ we had​ a respectful debate. The​ topic​ was​​ around the Selig Rule, Major League Baseball’s effort to ensure that diverse candidates are considered for opportunities to become managers and executives. Decision-makers. Our conversation was sparked when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was let go, a move that at the time completely wiped out MLB’s stock of Latino managers. Thirty managers; zero who were Latino. Even as Latino players represented over 30 percent of the league.

We had a robust discussion, agreeing on the principle that baseball was not representing all of its incredible on-field diversity in its leadership. Power, both on and off the field, was simply monochromatic.

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Originally published: October 24, 2018. Last Updated: October 24, 2018.