For Shit sakes, can’t a man just watch Lionheart and get drunk without some supposedly significant news breaking?
Um… evidently not, because Sean McAdam of CSN New England tweets what we’ve been longing to fucking hear: it’s finally official, John Farrell will manage the Boston Red Sox.
Alex Speier of WEEI.com tweets that compensation won’t be announced for a couple days– thank fuck.
Earlier, MLBTR passed along Denver Post reporter Troy Renck’s tweet that Sandy Alomar Jr. is now the favourite to manage the Jays. Alomar was reportedly the runner-up to Farrell when the Jays searched for a manager two years ago– and can’t you just see them raping the corpse of ’92-’93 to help soften the blow by putting Robbie on the staff? Not that he may not be qualified, but… y’know… holy fucking cynical.
But hey, everyone loves Robbie– and that would certainly soften this PR blow. Or the PR blow that will come when the fans who know two players on the Red Sox find out we’re not getting either one of them.
Or maybe it won’t happen. We don’t know yet– or maybe I just don’t know, because I’ve spent the last 20 minutes typing this out on my phone, and all kinds of shit might be different by now.
I’ll update you if that’s the case, but until then, thank fuck it’s over. Let’s get drunk.
UPDATE: Jon Morosi tweets that the player the Jays will receive was a Major Leaguer in 2012, and is an infielder. Not Middlebrooks.
Hey, cryptic games for two days– just what we need!
Or, y’know, it’s fucking Ciriaco.
UPDATE THE SECOND: Or maybe it isn’t. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com tweets that Mike Aviles is coming our way. Hey, so do we have a second baseman, maybe? Sure, why not?
UPDATE THE THIRD: Obviously Aviles helps the Jays nicely in freeing them up to trade a shortstop, if so inclined. And seeing as that kind I stuff is by far the most important aspect to the off-season, it’s hat I complain.
Better still? Bob Elliott tweets that we shouldn’t be surprised to see Adam Lind also go the other way. Sure, fine.