I mean, I guess that's a cool story, but if they also won 3 AL East titles in 5 years in spite of him, then it just reinforces my overall belief that the role of the manager is way overstated, both good and bad.I was at the home of a player who was on the John Farrell World Series team. This was right after Farrell was fired. I asked him how the Sox could go from WS champs to last place under the same manager. The player told me the Red Sox won the World Series in spite of Farrell. The player was high and I was loaded but that’s how I remember it.
More likely, it reinforces that players didn't particularly like him and don't like to give any credit to assholes.
Or that you guys were both just out of your minds.