Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Farrell Staying...Lester Wins Hutch Award

Boston Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, who has melded the Red Sox pitching staff into a cohesive and potent unit over the past five years, is NOT going to Seattle. Here is his Monday evening press release...

“I have withdrawn my name for consideration by the Seattle Mariners as they search for a new manager," Farrell said in the statement. I wish them well as they move forward. My decision is based on family reasons and being committed to the Red Sox Organization. The working relationship shared with Theo and Tito and the resources provided by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino create a situation that is both challenging and rewarding.”

Peter here, and well said, John. We need you right here, right now, and the loyalty you've shown the Red Sox is admirable indeed.

John Lester has been named recipient of the 2008 Hutch Award, "given annually to the player who best exemplifies honor, courage and dedication on and off the field." Jon went 16-6 last year with a sparkling 3.21 ERA. He has battled cancer successfully, and that's most important. Hey John, congratulations! I wish you good health for a long, long time to come. Everything else will fall into place all by itself. You're a good person, and every one of us is richer for having you in our lives.

You can click on this post's title for more on the Farrell news. Thanks for popping in once again and your comments are always welcome and always answered. I leave you with this...BE WELL, everyone. Be well.

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