Love this move by the Sox. Going with a guy who looks like he’s never used a cell phone is a great way to prove you’re done with electronic sign stealing schemes. https://t.co/OSbwvCklYh— Mayor of Allston (@MayorOfAllston) February 7, 2020
So it was reported earlier today that the Red Sox had ended their expansive search for a new manager and hired…the guy that sat next to Alex Cora all last season. At this point I do not care who they hire as the next lameduck manager, but at least by promoting last year’s bench coach in Ron Roenicke it confirms the Sox don’t believe any further suspensions are coming from the MLB sign stealing investigation. So that would be a positive.
Then later on came the conflicting reports and we were back to square one.
Former #BlueJays manager John Gibbons interviewed for #RedSox vacancy earlier this week, source tells The Athletic. Report from @PeteAbe says Sox plan to hire Ron Roenicke. Per @ChrisCotillo, team issued statement saying search is not yet complete.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 7, 2020
From the Red Sox: “Our managerial search is not yet completed. We will comment at the completion of the search.”— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 7, 2020
John Gibbons would be a terrible hire, essentially John Farrell 2.0, but he would make for great content since he’s a dead ringer for No. 2 in Austin Powers.
So who the hell knows what the Red Sox will ultimately do in their managerial search, but is any of this a surprise to fans? Something I thought of today as I cackled amidst all the chaos; do other fan bases find the same entertainment in watching their team implode or are we just fucked in the head? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Patriots could win 10 Super Bowls and the Red Sox would still be the most entertaining team in town because they are a reality show. They’re either flying high and winning titles or failing in a spectacular ball of fire. The Francona smear campaign, Bobby Valentine, Pablo Sandoval, David Price vs Eck, the Mookie trade; it’s. always. something.
Welp, we still have four days until pitchers and catchers report so theres PLENTY of time to figure it all out.