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John Farrell Press Conference


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#1 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Starts in about 10 minutes and will be streaming on Redsox.com.

#2 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

The ownership group and Cherington released statements this morning:

John Henry: “We are extremely happy to have John Farrell back in our organization. Ben Cherington and John will form a very strong partnership in leading this club back to where it needs to be. John knows our club and division well. His baseball knowledge is unsurpassed and his background is diverse and rich. John is an articulate leader who has always had the respect of everyone who dealt with him at the Boston Red Sox.”


Tom Werner: “Ben Cherington led a thoughtful, thorough, and detailed process. We examined some excellent candidates, any one of whom will be a good manager. With John Farrell, we have someone with a great track record in our organization, someone who has great relationships in our organization. We believe he will play a key role in restoring our club to the levels of success we have enjoyed over the past decade. We are elated to have him back.”


Larry Lucchino: “John Farrell has so many attributes that we admire. He gets it. He is a most impressive interview -- open, honest, and articulate. We did not know if we could pry him loose from the Blue Jays, but discussions were amicable, and we were able to hammer out an agreement with them and with him, and now we are eager to continue our efforts to construct this club for next season and beyond.”


Ben Cherington: “John has a great combination of skills, experience, and leadership ability. He’s a pure baseball guy, with the ability to develop relationships across a broad spectrum. We look forward to working with him to build the next great Red Sox team.”


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#3 rembrat


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

Link to actual stream?

#4 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

Here is the MLB one: link.

#5 rembrat


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Thanks.

#6 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Close your eyes, it sounds just like Theo.

#7 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

Ben stresses that it was the whole ownership group that worked on this deal.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

Looks like him too.

#9 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Farrell jokes(?) "Thanks for the kind words [Ben], but it will come down to the quality of players on the field that will lead to wins"

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

That voice. That presence. That jawline.

I love him already.

#11 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

"Uptempo and aggressive style of play."

#12 SoxScout


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

paraphrasing "I truly believe in an uptempo style of play, taking our roster into account. That leads to an attitude. Our effort will not waiver on a nightly basis"

#13 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:09 AM

He says he's still learning. And that he wants to establish trust and respect with all players. "If that is a players manager, then thats what I am."

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Pretty damn impressive speaker

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Farrell wanted this job last winter

#16 Savin Hillbilly


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

That voice. That presence. That jawline.


Can we nickname him Mr. Incredible? (Or, when he screws something up, Bob Parr.)

#17 rembrat


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

"treat them like men."

Talking about the players. Amen. Fuck you Bobby Valentine.

#18 BoSox Rule

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

This is the first time I've been excited about the direction of the Sox in quite awhile.

#19 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

Can't help but feel that the organization is in good hands, and back on track.

#20 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

He's really impressive. Talks about his understanding of trust. Important, but fragile. People have to earn it, and be held accountable.

#21 jacklamabe65


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

If you close your eyes, he actually sounds a like like Dick Williams, not only in tone but in tenor as well.

#22 JimBoSox9


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Farrell just looks and sounds so much like the archtype of a Sports Leader Of Men that he just has to be overrated, right?

#23 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Admits that his aggressive running game in Toronto was "overboard, and they ran into outs."

Talks about scaling back young players, and changing closers quicker.

#24 FungosWithJimy

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Lots of Kool Aid in this thread already.

Edited by FungosWithJimy, 23 October 2012 - 11:19 AM.


#25 rembrat


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Admits mistakes with regards to running game. Should have shut them out and should have changed closers sooner.

swoooon.

#26 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Boston is the "epicenter of the game." Suck it Yankees.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

"iced out from when I told AA I would want to talk to Boston if they called till the deal was done"

#29 Dogman2


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

Farrell just looks and sounds so much like the archtype of a Sports Leader Of Men that he just has to be overrated, right?


JOHN FARRELL: LEADER OF SPORTSMEN!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

JOHN FARRELL: LEADER OF SPORTSMEN!


"Glorious Leader" is a nickname I'm on board with.

#31 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Sounds like Ben and Bobby V didn't have the best or most trusting of relationships.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

"We do need a left... an outfielder"

#33 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Sounds like Ben and Bobby V didn't have the best or most trusting of relationships.


This is pretty shocking.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

Obvious things with Lester's delivery that they've already talked about

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

"There were very obvious things with Lester watching him pitch that I want to talk about."

#36 Greg29fan


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

Farrell just lost SoSH talking about the importance of Lackey's return.

#37 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

Talks about how he noticed things wrong with Lester when he was watching him in Toronto. And how he already spoke with Lester about them.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

So, from his seat in Toronto, Farrell was able to see 'obvious' mechanical issues with Lester that eluded McClure and Neimann? Blowing smoke or were the latter just that bad?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

So, from his seat in Toronto, Farrell was able to see 'obvious' mechanical issues with Lester that eluded McClure and Neimann? Blowing smoke or were the latter just that bad?


Let's see what happens on the field.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

Lots of Kool Aid in this thread already.


Right? Scary.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

"There were very obvious things with Lester watching him pitch that I want to talk about."


:fap: :fap: :fap:

This is baseball porn as far as I'm concerned. Seeing problems and fixing them? Learning from past mistakes? Developing trust and respect with the players? HOLY SHIT WHAT A CONCEPT.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

So, from his seat in Toronto, Farrell was able to see 'obvious' mechanical issues with Lester that eluded McClure and Neimann? Blowing smoke or were the latter just that bad?


To be fair, he knows Lester's optimal delivery a lot better than they did.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

:fap: :fap: :fap:

This is baseball porn as far as I'm concerned. Seeing problems and fixing them? Learning from past mistakes? Developing trust and respect with the players? HOLY SHIT WHAT A CONCEPT.


Novel, bright, engaging. Men! That's how they will be treated!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

"Hit the ground running." - Drink!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

To be fair, he knows Lester's optimal delivery a lot better than they did.


No kidding. He's worked with the guy for many years longer than McClure and Niemann.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

"There were very obvious things with Lester watching him pitch that I want to talk about."


LOVE IT.

The old Dave Duncan shtick. ("There's nothing wrong, you've just been obviously tipping your pitches.")

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

So, from his seat in Toronto, Farrell was able to see 'obvious' mechanical issues with Lester that eluded McClure and Neimann?


The man who made Jon Lester? Yes.

#48 JimBoSox9


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

"That's one of the drawing cards"? Is that a saying? Did he conflate two cliches?

He's done. Can't handle the media. Someone call Ausmus.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

That first Toronto-Boston series is going to be very interesting. Farrell is getting absolutely killed by the Toronto media.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

If you close your eyes, he actually sounds a like like Dick Williams, not only in tone but in tenor as well.


Dick Williams was a good baseball man and a very good manager in his time. But the changes in MLB culture over the past four+ decades are such that he could not succeed today. Hell, even back when he was in his prime as a manager he drove his players so hard that he burned them out after a few seasons. If he were to return today, my guess is that his tenure would be very much like the one year disaster that was the Bobby Valentine shitshow.

Romanticize the Impossible Dream Sox all you want, but I can't understand why anyone would wish for the second coming of Dick Williams.




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