FORT WAYNE – Fort Wayne native and former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge is on the move again – this time back East, where his family will relocate in Buffalo, N.Y., hometown of his wife, Kate.
Thats half the move.
The other half is a shade less than 400 miles farther East, where Wedges work address will now read Bristol, Conn.
Wedge on Tuesday confirmed he was taking a job with ESPN, where hell be serving as a baseball analyst, he says, and hell also call some games.
Its something Ive always wanted to try at some point, and Im really excited about the opportunity, he said. Its a top-notch organization. Theres a lot of very impressive individuals who are hungry and I think Ill fit in.
Though hes never done any broadcasting, Wedge says hes never been at a loss for opinions, and he loves talking baseball. So hell head for ESPN, an opportunity that opened up after Wedge interviewed for but didnt get the Cubs job back in November.
I did a phone interview and then went to Chicago and sat down with them, Wedge says. It went a little further than I thought it might, so that was a good experience.