Re: The Folly of Bootlickism
posted at 10/6/2012 6:58 PM EDT
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to snakeoil123's comment:
With that said I agree about Farrell.
I want someone that can be tough on players but that isn't a total azz so that they respect him.
The problem with the Bobby Bootlickers is that they don't understand the difference between a tough coach and a whiney coach.
A favorite of mine, Billy Martin, wouldn't have said what BV said about Youk, but had Pedroia said what he said, right or wrong, either Martin or Pedroia was coming in the next day in a cast. But if the press asked Martin what happened to Pedey, Martin would simply have said 'he slipped and fell out of my office window'.
BV was simply a whiner. He'd say something derogatory, followed up with a 'I didn't mean anything by it'. This guy is about the worst manager I've ever seen, and the BB's don't want to own up to their opinion.
joey...i think that backtracking was caused by Ben and sox management...cmon they want a yes man...no other explanation for the fact that they want farrell now...the guy is a lousy manager with toronto....
You bet the Red Sox want a yes man Georom. FrancoMa was as big a yes man as there was as witnessed by the fact that he was always meeting with Epstein before every home game and sometimes on the road when the disgraced GM traveled with the team. Farrell is not only a yes man but a loser as well as witnessed by his two miserable years in Toronto. Lucchino wants someone he can manipulate and if they keep doing things the same way they've been doing them we will become the new Baltimore Orioles circa 1998-2011.
Having said that I have to admit that I was completely all wet about Valentine. He was a disaster. I had the impression that he was a disciplinarian, something these spoiled and entitled bums needed but instead he was a whining and idiotic moron. He needed to go. However, we don't improve with a guy like loser Farrell and we will not gete better until we get a real GM who knows baseball and isn't under the thumb of Il Duce Lucchino.
Don't be so sure Farrell is a yes man, Fred. Dont know his name, but WEEI had a Toronto beat writer on Friday. He was asked if the Blue Jays would let him go, he said yes because JF and the GM were often at odds. I think the Sox realized they need someone the players know and will respect from day one, familiar with the organization, and is good with the media. No learning curve and can hit the ground running.