An Early Valentine
For John Farrell

John Farrell Reuters
(Reuters)

Sox Player Sounds Off on the Top Choice for Manager

CSNNE.com: Player Impressed with Red Sox Manager Candidates...
Except for the Guy in Toronto
File Under: Inmates Will Be Running the Asylum, Again

Red Sox player on John Farrell: "He's a hell of a pitching coach, but did you see Toronto play this year? They were as lost as we were. ... Losing [Jose Bautista] was like us losing David [Ortiz], but they didn't gut their team at the deadline (and still finished only four games ahead of the Sox). And what happened to their pitching staff? Isn't that [Farrell's] strength? He can't make 'em make the pitch, but isn't that the expectation here? Whatever. ... I'm pretty sure those guys were in more of a hurry to end the season than we were. Did you see how fast they went in the [expletive]? That was a step backward."


Yankees Go Home!

Yankees lose
(AP)

Bombers Swept Away in Detroit,
Misery Loves Company in Boston

Detroit Breakdown for Yankees, Tigers Headed to World Series
First 7-Game Postseason Sweep of Yankees Since 1976


Meanwhile, the Red Sox Rebuilding Continues

Jason Aldean
(David Ryan / Boston Globe)

It's Their Kind of Party: Jason Aldean Signed for 2013



"Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, and a bunch of other guys I hang out with... Your Boston Red Sox right here... I love this city can I move here after?... I just want to move here and hang out with these guys, that's it. We'll all be old and retired by then, that's all right. We'll just go to the Cask & Flagon and drink a lot of beer with you guys before they go, how 'bout that?" -- Country singer Jason Aldean, June 5, 2011 at the Comcast Center

More Deals Expected With Soccer Teams, More Bands, Hockey Teams, Corporate Parties, SpookyWorld, Bridal Dress Sellers, and Weddings Soon

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

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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