Piecoro: Arizona Diamondbacks GM, wife navigate unique situation

From SABR member Nick Piecoro at the Arizona Republic on March 28, 2016:

When Dave Stewart left his family-run agency business to become the general manager of the Diamondbacks in 2014, his wife, Lonnie Murray, had a decision to make.

Should she continue to represent players in her husband’s absence, a decision that would invite drama, awkwardness and some unusual optics? Or should she put it aside and focus on being a mom and a wife, cutting ties not only with a business she helped run for more than a decade but also with clients she and her husband lovingly referred to as “our kids”?

Murray said she hadn’t totally made up her mind when her son, Tarik, sort of made the decision for her.

“My son comes to me and says, ‘Mom, I’m really proud of you,’” Murray recalled. “‘Proud of me for what?’ And he said, ‘Continuing to run the business. That’s pretty cool that my mom is a sports agent.’ For my son to say that struck a chord with me.”

Read the full article here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2016/03/29/arizona-diamondbacks-gm-wife-navigate-unique-situation/82363724/

Originally published: March 29, 2016. Last Updated: March 29, 2016.