If what Hohler wrote is accurate and many sources confirmed that Tito had a problem with pills, why wasnt there a follow up article on ownership and Larry?
Francona confirmed there was concern. And denied there was a problem. Hohler heard CONCERNS from multiple sources at different levels of the organization. And there were "follow up articles". Look them up.
Specifically asking, can you confirm that Tito had a problem with pills? [As far as I know they never came out and said no, or denied that there was a problem]
I'm not Chad but I'll guarantee he's not answering this, nor should he. It's a bullshit gotcha question. And the second part is flat out wrong. Whether you believe them or not is a different question, but claiming ownership "never denied" is wrong. Look it up.
And if they said there was a problem, then what did they do to address that during the season and if they didnt do anything why didnt they fire him during the season?
First, that you think an appropriate way for an employer to handle a concern about an employee is to FIRE the employee is illuminating.
Second, you do know that it is the GENERAL MANAGER'S role to directly supervise the manager, correct? You should be asking what Theo
knew and when he knew it.
I think these would be interesting questions to ask, and if the Globe thinks the fans are entitled to the news about Tito having an addiction problem, I would argue the fans are also entitled to know specifically what ownership did about this, or if ownership completely denies this. Unfortunately, I dont think the Globe did enough adequate follow up in this area.
Do you really think you are the first to ask these questions? Do you really think the Globe (Joe Sullivan, Bob Hohler, etc.) wrote the story, kicked their feet up on the desk, laughed and said "fuck it, our work here is done?"
Unfortunately, I don't think you understand that the Globe cannot force sources to talk, cannot conjure up what YOU think YOU are entitled to and cannot be held responsible if you don't bother to seek out the information you are interested in. Sprowl's post above directly addresses ALL of this...yet, you wrote this as if you hadn't read that post or understood it.
to my knowledge that I feel some additional reporting should be done.
No shit. Your knowledge here is lacking and you're ignorantly demanding something that has already been provided. That you jumped to a conclusion without a proper understanding of the situation is not the responsibility of the Boston Globe. Unfortunately, you are directly responsible for your own ignorance, starting with your inability to read Sprowl's posts in this thread and stretching back to September, where all of "additional reporting" you feel entitled to sits in a Google Cache, waiting for you to read.
As expected, Hohler and the others said "many, many sources" contributed to the story, including the issue about pill popping and its perceived effect on the Tito's ability to manage the team. There was a wide net cast -- as there should be -- and the allegations about the pill issue appeared to have legs given the number of people who talked about it and were in a position to know. He didnt say (obviously) if he took it to Larry or Werner or John Henry, nor did he say if he took it to Theo or Cherington (who also would have known if there was a legitimate concern or not), but I think the story implies that there was verification of some sort at every level within the ball club. Hopefully this puts to bed the lone peanut vendor theory, the ask-my-colleagues-what-they-think theory and the "pulling stuff out of the ass to get eyeballs on my article" theory...
Of course they conspired to smear the guy. True or not, that stuff had no business being broadcast to the whole world. Had Sox ownership and members of the organization not agreed to give Hohler such info, the story would not have been run.
No. If Francona had declined to comment, if would not have been run. Fact, not opinion.