BIG News For The Red Sox. Remember Them?
This, from today's Globe, and then the usual...a comment from me. That's why you're here. Not for reprinted articles from one news source or another, but to hear what I think. Well, I hope so.........I mean, gee, ah.....wow, now I'm not sure..........oh well....here we go. A new pitching coach for the team we love loving is the subject..........
"John Farrell, a 44-year-old New Jersey native who pitched parts of eight seasons in the big leagues and for one season was Terry Francona's teammate in Cleveland, is expected to be named Red Sox pitching coach.
Farrell, currently serving as the Cleveland Indians' director of player development, would succeed Dave Wallace, whose contract was not renewed after the season, and Al Nipper, who had filled in for Wallace while he was recovering from complications stemming from hip replacement surgery."
Peter here...that is if you WANT to hear from me. I guess I can look around. There must be someone else nearby, maybe on a jog or out getting the paper. But no...it's me and me only. Thank you for your patience during my comic misturn. One of many here and there. YOU'RE STILL HERE. And that's big to me. But this is big news. John Farrell has a reputation for being able to help the younger guys, of which we have a few, and capable of the perfect "kick in the pants get going" type of motivation for the whole squad of pitchers that wear our uniform. For anyone on the staff. I feel badly for Mr. Wallace. He dealt with life threatening health concerns in '06, and thankfully all is well health-wise for him. And gentle Al Nipper did an OK fill-in job, but he is not major league caliber stuff when it comes to coaching. Double or Triple A? Sure. I like him...when he was on on the mound he was a joy to watch and the team usually won! So the best to both of them, and to John Farrell, this. From me: "John, you have so many parts of the puzzle to put together on this pitching staff. And there'll be new parts added before that magic time in February when the game of baseball rises phoenix-like again, as it does every year. Good luck. WE NEED YOU"...Red Sox Nation should be happy. And changes? More to come. That I promise. Readers, enjoy your Saturday of October baseball. I hope we can all see a wild but no "car overturned" celebration this evening from the motor city, and right now home of the team which is making a statement. A statement we could all very easily fall in love with. And after they clinch (such a nice word!), it's time for the Metroplolitans to step up. Step up and take control. I for one do NOT want to see the redbirds of Missouri in the World Series. Wow....so many words. If you made it this far, thank you. It was that little voice in my left ear, at full blast. I'm shutting it down right now. In mid-sentence!! Happy healthy Saturday. Love you all. Muy mucho. And that means very much. And that's from my heart.