The Red Sox have signed Pedro Martinez! However, it’s not to pitch for us, even though he is probably still better than 90% of our team. His new position will be Special Assistant to the GM. This is the second former player that the Sox front office has brought in, after Jason Varitek was given the same title over the off-season.These two have been brought in to assist with the development of young pitchers. Pedro won 2 Cy Young Awards here and a World Series ring. In his career, Pedro is 219-100 and recorded 3154 strikeouts. We all know all about his fun attitude and intensity for the game. Why not bring in some leaders that can still relate to the players? Especially when they are proven champions.
By now, most of you have already heard that Red Sox great, Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. He was found asleep behind the wheel in the middle of a cornfield. There was an open bottle of Vodka on the floor of his vehicle. Fisk was brought to the hospital and released from custody the next morning after posting bail.
During his 24 year playing career, Carlton Fisk is most remembered for running down the line, waving his home run fair during the 1975 World Series.
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.