BREAKING: Bobby Valentine will not return as #RedSox Manager in 2013. EVP/GM Ben Cherington to lead managerial search.
So Bobby V gets to add to his resume that he presided over the worst Red Sox season since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Good luck ever finding another managing job on this side of the Pacific Bobby.
Also, I'm not sure what is funnier about that tweet. Here are the choices:
1. Bobby V was fired hours after the season ended
2. The Red Sox announced the firing via Twitter
3. The team announces that Ben Cherington will lead the managerial search.
Why should we believe #3? We all know that Cherington didn't get to lead the search last time, why should we expect the ownership troika to butt out this time? Why include that in the tweet? I suppose the easy answer to that is to try to convince Red Sox fans that this type Ben C and not Larry will choose the next guy.
Speaking of the next guy, Gordon Edes claims that the leading candidates are the following:
Sandy Alomar, Jr
Who would you prefer?
To me, Farrell would make the most sense baseball-wise, but when you look at the success that Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny had this year, I would love to see them go with an ex-player and preferably an ex-Red Sox player, meaning I would love to see Mikey Lowell as the manager in 2013. I'll throw it up in a poll.
I'm already more excited for the off-season than I have been for the Red Sox since August.