Sorry, Pete, it's only me
When Pete Mackanin answered his cell phone, my voice was not the one he wanted to hear. Rather than getting the call telling him he was the Reds manager, he got the call from a reporter asking if he knew any more about his status.
"I waiting for the phone to ring. Then it does, and it's you," he deadpanned.
Mackanin said he hasn't talked to anyone from the Reds since he left to go home. He remains under contract, so he can't look for another job, i.e., express his interest in the Pittsburgh opening.
Mackanin did say Wayne Krivsky told him the day the season ended that he wanted to get the job filled quickly. I've got to believe the Reds would like to know if Tony LaRussa is available before they fill the job. A lot of people expect LaRussa to end up back in St. Louis.