As of Thursday, [Ken] Macha said that he had not been contacted by the organization regarding the managerial opening, though that's not to say that the former A's manager is not interested.
"I do have interest in managing again, and I've lived here my whole life," said Macha, who makes his home in Murrysville, Pa., just east of the city. "I know Pittsburgh as well as anybody. It obviously wouldn't be coming to Pittsburgh, it would be being here."
You know, my law firm often looks to geographic connection when assessing associate candidates because we want to make sure anyone we hire is going to be happy hanging around Ohio and not want to jump ship to Chicago or something. This, however, is the first time I've heard of a managerial candidate for a Major League Baseball team making such a pitch.
It may not be a dumb pitch, though. Given the Pirates' typical brand of idiocy, I can totally see them picking Macha over a superior candidate simply because they wouldn't have to pay moving expenses.