Saturday, March 27, 2010

Darrell Evans named St George manager

Darrell Evans was named manager of the St. George Roadrunners on Friday.  The position opened up in late December when Cory Snyder left to pilot the expansion team in Maui.

The majority owner of the Roadrunners, Will Joyce, is an old friend of Evans.  Joyce was quoted on Friday as saying "I told him, if I ever bought a team down the road, I'd like to have him as our manager because of our relationship."  It is unclear if the Roadrunners approached Evans while he was employed by the Seals and Victoria has now asked the GBL to look into the possibility that St. George is guilty of tampering.

When asked about the circumstances leading to his dismissal in Victoria, Evans replied "I'll give the Mark McGwire answer. That's in the past."

St. George's only visit to Royal Athletic Park this season is a three-game set from August 11th to the 13th.