Bob Boone will not comply!
The Washington Nationals vice president formally informed his employer that he will resign instead of complying with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all non-uniformed employees, according to multiple reports. The 73-year-old has been with the organization since 2005 and serves as a senior advisor to general manager Mike Rizzo.
Before he transitioned into the office, Boone was a star catcher for the Phillies, Angels and Royals from 1972 to 1990 and also managed the Royals and Reds between 1995 and 2003. If you cannot tell by his last name, he is also the father of New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and former MLB infielder Bret Boone.
Unlike his father, Aaron Boone is vaccinated.
In addition to the resignation of Boone, two scouts will not be with the Nationals organization next season due to the vaccine policy, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post and Zachary Faria of the Washington Examiner.
The Nationals joined the Houston Astros last week as the first two teams to require all nonplaying full-time employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.