I just saw this article on the Can-Am league's front page and thought I'd share......
RICK MILLER NAMED NEW NASHUA PRIDE MANAGER
Former Red Sox Outfielder to lead the 2007 Can-Am League Champions in 2008
NASHUA, NH - After an extensive search, Nashua Pride officials today announced that former Red Sox outfielder, Rick Miller (pictured), has been hired to manage the 2007 Can-Am League Champions. Miller will be formally introduced at the third annual Nashua Pride Winterfest on Thursday, December 13th, beginning at 6 PM at Historic Holman Stadium. Rick Miller spent 12 of his 15 years in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox. He was a member of the 1975 team that won the American League Pennant, but lost to the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to manage in a city with such a rich baseball history as Nashua and in one of the best baseball markets in the world, the greater Boston area,” said Miller. “I want to thank Mr. Stabile for giving me the chance to get back into coaching, especially at the professional level. It is great to be back in New Hampshire, and to manage for a championship caliber organization.”
Since his playing career ended in 1985, the 1978 Gold Glover has kept busy within baseball circles. In 1992, Miller took the hitting, outfield, and first base coaching positions for the San Jose Giants, the High-A Class Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Shortly after, he started the Rick Miller XSOX Baseball School in the New England area. From 1996-2006 Miller served as the assistant baseball coach for Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. Miller was a 2nd round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 1969 amateur draft. Miller made his big league debut with the Red Sox in 1971 and enjoyed one of his best seasons in 1973 when he hit .261 with 6 HR and 43 RBI in 143 games. The Grand Rapids, Michigan native spent the other 3 years in the majors with the then California Angels.
Congrats to Nashua on getting a new manager. He doesn't seem to have any managerial expereicne, but his experiences and input should be invaluable to some of Nashua's players.
What do you guys think about this?