During the MLB lockout this past winter, the Colorado Rockies made an excellent move in extending their manager Bud Black for the 2023 season. However, this season has been a trying one for the club. That could mean that he could resign from the club (as other Rockies managers have in the past) or the club could still decide to fire him after the season is over.
Now, we at least know that the former will not happen as we know that Bud Black wants to continue managing the Rockies beyond this season.
Bud Black wants to return to the Colorado Rockies in 2023
Bud Black spoke with Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post on Wednesday and he expressed that he wants to return as manager of the Colorado Rockies for the 2023 season. “I want to be part of the solution to help us win,” Black told Kiszla on Wednesday.
“I get asked by other people my age: ‘How long are you going to do this?’” but as Black told Kiszla, he has four main reasons for why he wants to return in 2023 and maybe even longer than that.
- “I love this game, and have loved this game since I was a Little Leaguer. I love putting the uniform on.”
- “I take a lot of joy in the teacher, leader, and mentor part of this job. Talking baseball, whether it’s about players, strategy or mechanics.”
- “I love the fraternity of baseball and the people in this game.”
- “My family loves that I still do this. That helps. My family likes baseball and they like that I’m involved.”
For the Rockies and fans of the team, even though have been a very tough watch for most of the season, Bud Black is one of the few bright spots on the team. His players love playing for him and admire his leadership.
He also is one of the game’s great communicators. For managers, this is one of the paramount attributes. A manager needs it with his players, coaches, the front office, and the media. All indicators say that he is more than getting a passing grade in that area.
The team needs some changes among their player personnel and there are other areas as well but the managerial spot isn’t one of them.