Just about everyone who has ever watched a Red Sox game or visited Fenway Park has thought “Hey, I could do a better job than the manager of this team.” Never was that feeling more evident than in 2012. Last year, the above sentiment was true for anyone who was in one of the following categories:
1. People over the age of six.
2. People who knows there are three outs in an inning.
3. People not named Bobby Valentine.
All of the 2-for-1 Fenway Franks and $5 beers in the world won’t make watching the Red Sox any easier if they come close to repeating last season’s train, plane and automobile wreck. Things are – mercifully – different in 2013 when it comes to the manager. We all wish John Farrell the best of luck – some of us had the opportunity to do it in person this spring in Fort Myers.
But there’s always a need for a Plan B – just in case things don’t work out or Farrell hits the next $320 million Powerball jackpot.
So here’s our plan if OBF managed the Red Sox: