A's schedule interviews for manager job

Updated: October 30, 2006, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland bench coach Bob Geren interviewed for the Athletics' managerial opening Monday, sitting down for 3½ hours in the first formal meeting with general manager Billy Beane and other team officials about the job.

Geren, someone the A's have long believed is manager material, is considered a favorite to replace fired skipper Ken Macha.

"What was nice is I knew everybody in the room," Geren said in a phone interview. "I have prior experience with everybody in ...

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