“This afternoon I spoke with Ben Cherington and thanked him for the consideration to interview for the Boston Red Sox managerial post,” Maddux said in his statement. “It is humbling to know an organization with so much baseball history is interested in my services. Again, I thank Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox for the flattery, honor, and compliment of considering me for their position.”
“I could give more reasons why an opportunity like this should be taken rather than not, but the reason for withdrawing my name from consideration comes down to a family decision,” Maddux said in a statement released by the Rangers. “My wife and two daughters are together in the same state for the first time in three years and words cannot describe my happiness. The game of baseball has many sacrifices but being apart from family is the toughest. I feel there is too much distance between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Boston to see my family as much as I’d enjoy.”
Nobody seems to know for sure whether Maddux will pull his name from consideration from the Cubs job as he did from the Boston Red Sox process. Maddux is scheduled to be interviewed in Chicago tomorrow.