The Seattle Times is reporting that former Mariners star Bret Boone is taking a managerial job with the Victoria Seals of the Golden League. The team is located in British Columbia, so the 40-year-old Boone may be in a perfect position to draw fans in the Pacific NW to indie baseball this summer.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to start the second chapter of my baseball career,” said Boone, 40. “Returning to the Pacific Northwest is a thrill for me.”
Boone’s position with the Seals marks his first foray into professional baseball management.
The Seals open their season May 21. The Golden Baseball League is an independent league featuring nine teams, from Calgary to Tucson.
Is it just me, or is Boone looking a bit Cal Ripkenesque in this particular photo?