In the spirit of reality TV contest shows, the Rangers are conducting themselves a dramatic little managerial search.
Eight interviewed. But only one with survive.
The Rangers finished their first round of interviews in search of Ron Washington’s successor when on Friday they met with interim manager Tim Bogar and former player-turned-ESPN analyst Alex Cora.
They’ve also met with pitching coach Mike Maddux, Triple-A manager Steve Beuchele, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash.
Washington abruptly resigned Sept. 5, later saying his departure was in reaction to being unfaithful to his longtime wife.
Bogar, who led the Rangers to a surprising (yet meaningless) 14-8 record the final month of the season, still remains to be the clear front-runner for the job.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.