Sele: ‘I Was Boring’

Tacoma News Tribune reporter Larry Larue talked to Aaron Sele, now a roving minor league pitching instructor for the Dodgers, at baseball’s winter meetings. Here’s the report on the former North Kitsap star who was inducted into the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame this summer:

Catching up with Sele: Aaron Sele is now a roving minor league pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and happy to be in the game after a career that took him through a handful of teams – including Seattle.

“I was never a bad quote, I never misled anyone with an answer that wasn’t true,” Sele said, “but I was boring. In a clubhouse you need a few guys who’ll fill your notebook up – and a bunch of guys who won’t. I was one of those guys who didn’t.”

In retrospect, Sele said, he was a better pitcher than he believed at the time.

“Looking back now,” the former North Kitsap High and Washington State star said, “every pitch I ever threw was a strike.”

Here’s a story I wrote on Sele, the quiet competitor who is one of Kitsap’s all-time greats, in October prior to his induction into the local sports hall. I don’t think he was boring. He was just one of those guys who didn’t seek the limelight.

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