I was going to rip Ortiz for trying to score on Cespedes' arm on a short single to left. Replay showed he was waved around by the third base coach. WTF? Could have had runners on first and third with no outs, but traded that for a runner on second with one out. No way Ortiz was going to get his fat butt home from second on that hit.
Used to be a lot of fun tailgating at Giants Stadium. That is, until my SIL went nutso. She was a practicing attorney and wound up really tight. She would pick fights with people tailgating near us over the slightest thing. Stopped going to games with her, and we would go with other people.
Ben Cherington out as Boston Red Sox general manager...
Red Sox hire Dave Dombrowski as president; Ben Cherington out as GM
I'd be stunned if they aren't negotiating Farrell's dismissal as well. His recent cancer diagnosis makes that a tricky move from the PR viewpoint but I think it has to happen.
Then again, maybe with a President/GM giving Farrell the right pieces, he could Manage a contender.
I suspect Cherington will take the rest of the year off, then rejoin Theo in Chicago in some capacity.
Not that it matters now, but the offense has put up 62 runs over the last six games.
I'm not surprised that Cherington stepped down. There was no way he was going to take a demotion to assistant GM under Dombrowski who although is president of baseball ops will be the GM just like he was in Detroit.
Interesting that he said in his press conference today that the decision makers are the guys upstairs.