The buzz around the GM meetings
Agent Scott Boras has come up with a new designation for his top clients -- "icon players.''
Not so for the Human Rain Delay. Mike Hargrove, fired by the Baltimore Orioles in 2003, bought himself a Harley Davidson -- "a big ol' black road king" -- and drove it all the way from Ohio to Red River, New Mexico. He also scratched his baseball itch by taking a job as a senior consultant with the Cleveland Indians.
"I didn't have a whole lot of problem with the consulting part," Hargrove said. "But the senior part kicked my ass."
In a nutshell, Hargrove wasn't ready to be perceived in the past tense. So after a year of consulting and introspection, he jumped back into the game in October as the successor to Bob Melvin as manager in Seattle.
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