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He may have popped a few painkillers. But his succesor spent an entire season speedballing cocaine, heroin and LSD for good measure. I mean, thats really the only way to explain his 'managerial' exploits.
I don't think drugs are necessary to explain Bobby V. Just a narcissistic self absorbed personality.
Is narcissistic self absorbed the new term for completely crazy? Then he's a narcissistic self absorbed personality.
I don't think Bobby V is narcisstic; but he was definitely the wrong guy for this team. The goal was to shake up the culture, and while the idea may have been good since he was supposed to be the "anti-Francona", and while it wasn't for a lack of trying, as well as being a very smart baseball guy. his shortcomings only made things much worse. It wouldn't surprise me if Farrell was a 1 yr Mgr as well; it's a tough task, when you consider all the elements; perhaps the only job harder is President. When Farrell sees how good his former team is, he may have misgivings as well.
I believe this was true with Farrell in Toronto as well.
I think hes a much better fit in Boston and believe the team will be much more successful with him leading the team.