Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Blue Jays Steal Our Coach
Well, goodbye, John Farrell, we've enjoyed having you as a pitching coach. The Toronto Blue Jays have taken our beloved pitching coach, John Farrell (right) and making him their manager in a very similar situation to what happened last year with the Astros and Brad Mills. The Blue Jays have replaced manager Cito Gaston with John Farrell, who has been the Red Sox' pitching coach since 2007. He is 48 years old and pitched for 8 years with the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Angels during the late 1980's and early 1990's. The Red Sox' owner, John Henry, said that "He will be an effective, excellent manager;" so strong praise. We will miss him, as he was a great pitching coach, leading us to a World Series Championship and one of the best pitching staffs in the Major Leagues. We'll miss you, John!