My friend works for the Sox media department and has heard me complain about Ned a few times, so he was expecting some vintage Ned when the Brewers were in town last weekend. But he was surprised to report he came away liking Ned a lot (note that my friend doesn't care about the Brewers' record either).
- Yost did an interview with someone from Baseball Prospectus, and in it he apparently said that he used to subscribe to BP (which I found surprising). However he stopped subscribing after he felt they made some unfair claims about him (not sure when). The interview is supposed to run sometime in the next week, so hopefully that's all in there. They just did a Ted Simmons interview as well which I think was linked previously on BCB.
- Is Ned Yost a tech-savvy hipster? He apparently had both an iPhone and an Apple laptop with him on the road.
- And my friend became a big fan of Yost during the press conferences--he apparently speaks slowly and in complete sentences, which makes it easier for media people like my buddy to take everything down. Now if that only helped him as a manager...