Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Random Interview:Willie Randolph

When I was growing up, Willie Randolph of the New York Yankees was the picture of quiet consistency. Randolph played 13 seasons for the Yankees after being acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh. Randolph would be the only player in that trade to play more than 2 seasons with the new club.
After the 1988 season, Randolph signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played there for about a year and a half, before moving on to Oakland to finish the season. He finished his career with one season with the Oakland A's and one with the New York Mets. He later managed the Mets for 3+ pretty successful seasons. Randolph became a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009.
As with most of my interviews, I did not plan on getting Randolph. However, when a former player of his stature is available, I cannot pass the opportunity. I think Randolph's answer (to our question of favorite city) speaks of his views on many areas. I thought it was an interesting response from an insightful man who has probably played through some poor situations. Randolph is a class act and should get another managerial position.

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