Thursday, August 29, 2013

Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, Senior Writer

Last winter the Angels hired Bill Richardson to manage the Orem Owlz, their advanced short-season team. Taking over for Tom Kotchman, Bill was given the tough assignment of breaking in and molding many of the youngest and newest players in the organization and to help them adjust to the rigors of playing professional baseball. 

Prior to taking over for the Owlz, Bill had spent the past 5 years managing in the Texas Rangers organization. However, his route to managing professionally was not direct: like some of his players, he did not get the call to the pros until later in life. We'll let Bill explain how he got the opportunity to manage in the pros in his own words.

Recently named as the manager for the AZL Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League (the AFL team on which the Angels prospects will play), Bill is showing that he is very capable of handling some of the emerging and top talent within our organization. With his steady approach and focus on development, Bill's legacy through these players will be felt for years to come.

Click here to watch our interview with Orem Owlz Manager Bill Richardson.
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