Bowa discusses Marlins interview
MIAMI — Late last week, Larry Bowa interviewed for the Marlins manager job.
Bowa, now an analyst for the MLB Network, talked about his interview with Christopher Russo on Mad Dog Unleashed on Sirius XM.
The Marlins have interviewed Bowa, Mike Redmond and Bryan Price. The club continues to explore their options to replace Ozzie Guillen.
Larry Bowa: “I had a nice interview with Jeffrey Loria and the general manager, [Larry] Beinfest, and [Dan] Jennings. It was a good interview.”
Russo: “Were you surprised they called you?”
Bowa: “No, not really. I’ve known Jeff Loria for awhile. It was a good interview. I had a good time exchanging ideas and everything and we’ll see where that goes.”
Russo: “Are you optimistic that something could happen there?”
Bowa: “You know what, Chris, you know how that goes. When you get interviewed you don’t know. You know, you think you did good, maybe you didn’t do good. I thought it was a good interview. We made some good points with each other.”
Russo: “That team could use a little feistiness from you.”
Bowa: (laughs) “Yeah, that was one of the issues that was brought up.”
Russo: “They asked you how you are going to approach this team that underachieved, is that what they basically said?”
Bowa: “Well, no, they didn’t say underachieved. They said, are you gonna be, we need some intensity out there and we need some guys to play better than they played.”
Russo: “I can tell, Larry, you’ve still got a young heart. You want to manage. If the right opportunity comes you’re going to take a job.”
Bowa: “That ballclub would be good. That ballclub would be good, Chris.”
— Joe Frisaro