Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vic Christopher no longer with the ValleyCats

The Albany Times-Union's Mark McGuire has the scoop on ValleyCats' Assistant GM Vic Christopher's departure:

The Tri-City ValleyCats...have parted ways with assistant general manager Vic Christopher, the public face of the team’s marketing efforts.

The team announced Tuesday it was promoting Matt Callahan to Christopher’s position. For the past two seasons Callahan has been Tri-City’s business development manager.

GM Rick Murphy:
“We hired Matt Callahan. Vic is no longer with us,” general manager Rick Murphy said Tuesday. The GM declined to comment on the reasons for Christopher’s departure, including whether he was fired or resigned. “We don’t comment on personnel matters,” he said. “It was a personnel matter.”

The decision came Tuesday. Christopher, who as late as Monday night discussed plans for promoting the 2011 team and the 10th anniversary season of the franchise, uncharacteristically declined comment Tuesday afternoon.

Sorry to see it happen, from the limited interaction we've had with Vic, he's a stand-up guy.

And if you read the comments of the blog post, it's not a popular decision.