John Farrell was officially introduced as the 46th manager of the Boston Red Sox today at noon. Everyone down the line from Owners, Chairmen, General Manager, and even former and current players were on board to congratulate Farrell. Most of them even stood up to say a few words about him and everyone spoke so highly of him. With much praise about his leadership skills and intelligence all around the game of baseball, it is no wonder why the Sox made this choice so quickly, as soon as they were given permission to speak to him from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Farrell spoke once again of how much of a privilege it is to coach this organization and said that it has always been his dream job. He has already said that his team will speak with “one voice” meaning that there won’t be any he said/she said, behind the back talk like when Bobby V was here. He already began re-establishing old relationships with players that have already played for him while he was our pitching coach from 2007-2010.
I found it interesting in a poll conducted last week that so many people did not like their choice in manager. Many people also voted that only time can tell. Only a small majority actually liked the Sox decision to scoop up Farrell. What do you think?