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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.
Bobby V is out of his mind. Like I said a while ago, there's no way they didn't know that. You could easily tell just by having one conversation with him. I'm assuming they had at least one. I don't believe he was hired as the anti-Francona. They could have hired alot of different not-crazy people to do that. It may have been a favor, maybe because of his ESPN ties. It was obvious they were going to hire him no matter who they interviewed. No sane person would do that unless they thought they were getting coverage in return.
The coverage turned out to be negative about the team, with Bobby leading the way. It's possible they wanted the negative coverage on the team, or at least the players they weren't happy with. A lot of players got tossed during that time. I don't believe that's an accident.