Former A's manager Geren ready to help coach sons
Friday, June 10, 2011
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Geren will be back on the baseball diamond in a matter of weeks.
The former Oakland Athletics manager, fired Thursday with his club mired in a nine-game losing streak, is set to help coach his two sons in the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League this summer on the island of Oahu. Geren spoke to The Associated Press on Friday in his first public comments since being dismissed.
Geren returned to the Bay Area late Thursday from the team's road trip. He was set to attend the high school graduation of youngest son, Brett, on Friday night.
Oakland general manager Billy Beane made the tough choice to fire his longtime friend, saying a change was needed after Geren's four-plus seasons.