The Houston Astros surprisingly found themselves in need of a new general manager following their World Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
James Click, who had served in the role, was ultimately let go.
Recently, the Astros found their replacement in former Atlanta Braves director of scouting Dana Brown.
Brown had previously worked in the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations.
Now, he’ll have a chance to help the Astros defend their World Series title.
On Sunday, Brown stopped by High Heat with Christopher Russo on MLB Network.
There, he discussed his goals for the 2023 season and beyond and what he hopes to accomplish in Houston.
"There's a little bit of added pressure, but I'm ok with it. I have the heartbeat for it."
– Dana Brown on being the 7th African American GM in MLB.#HighHeat | @astros | @MadDogUnleashed pic.twitter.com/dJfuoAncan
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 5, 2023
Brown talked about what it means for him to be the seventh African-American general manager in Major League Baseball.
It’s something he says he takes very seriously and something that he hopes can help pave the way for future Black executives.
He also expressed his gratitude for Commissioner Rob Manfred for opening the door to him and other Black executives in an effort to increase the efforts of diversity and inclusion in the game of baseball.
Brown also noted that there may be a little bit of added pressure to the role for him, given what it means to the African-American community.
However, he stated that he believes he is prepared for the challenge and expressed his excitement to get going and continue the Astros’ winning tradition.
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