This is by far the greatest news of the offseason. I have no idea if Stairs will have any real acumen for this job, but he's probably my favorite player so I don't care.
Edit: In all seriousness, Stairs has a ton of experience around the league, an interesting approach to the game, and should at the very least have some good stories and background material to fill the time with. He probably won't be the statistical savior, but considering the buffoons that get similar jobs at the national level, I have to imagine we could do a lot worse than Stairs. Mateo Escalera will hopefully find a good spot at NESN, and it gives me a good reason to repost one of my favorite SI stories
Edited by Fishercat, 30 January 2012 - 02:57 PM.