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Scott Boras joins MSG 'Lineup'
MSG’s series “The Lineup” returns Sunday for a run of eight consecutive nights, this time on the subject of “Hits & Errors – The Best and Worst Deals in New York Baseball.’’
The panel that will discuss these matters includes Fran Healy, Tony La Russa, historian Dave Kaplan and . . . Scott Boras? Really? The world’s most notoriously tough, powerful sports agent, as a local TV personality?
“It’s not something I would say is in the genre of my norm,’’ he said when I asked about the unusual gig. He said the opportunity to spend time with La Russa talking baseball was a lure.
Beyond that, might the show help humanize him in the eyes of fans who view him as a bit of an, um, ogre?
“I hadn’t really thought about it that way,’’ he said. But it couldn’t hurt. “I speak at a lot of law schools and things like that and always get the common statement, ‘You’re not at all what I thought.’’’