Watsonofabitch!

Watsonofabitch!

Major league compliance man Bob Watson was in the Boston dugout before the game, and Red Sox manager Terry Francona showed him that he indeed did have his regulation game jersey on underneath his ever present pullover.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Yankee Bob Done Done It Again! Tito and Every Other
MLB Manager Must Now Wear Uniform Top or Jacket

Rob Bradford: The Francona Rule

“There’s going to be, for lack of a better term, a ‘Francona Rule,’” said Bob Watson, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Rules and On-Field Operations. “You can only wear your uniform top or jacket. You can’t wear your night-shirt, or whatever it is. You can wear it before games, or after games, but not during games. You have to have your uniform top at all times.”-- 12.3.07, Bradford Files from Nashville

That's Just Yankee Bob Being Yankee Bob

New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer, from left, general manager Bob Watson and manager Joe Torre talk before the start of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

(AP Photo)

Watson Started In On Tito Back In August: "Terry Francona was peeved this morning that a (major league baseball) security person made him show that he was wearing his uniform top in the second inning of Wednesday night's game with Derek Jeter at second base. ...

'The timing to me was incredible,' Francona said. 'He made me show him. I thought Jeter was going to steal third.' Francona said that the exchange caused him to miss one pitch." -- 8.30.07, Nick Cafardo, Extra Bases

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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