Sox fans: Farrell's hiring a step in the right direction
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Hoping to bring another title to Boston, former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell flew the coop in Toronto and landed back in the Hub as the new Sox skipper Tuesday.
“I’m hoping we have another good year like we had in ’07 and ’04,” one man said.
Tuesday was a day to remember for some fans who were invited by the Red Sox to witness the coronation of the team’s 46th manager.
“I think it’s a once in a lifetime chance. I mean, this isn’t something -- no one I know has ever had an opportunity to do something like this so I think it’s fantastic,” said one invitee.
Some Sox fans are still trying to swallow last season’s disastrous record, but say the hiring of John Farrell is a step in the right direction.
“Very impressed with John Farrell just as a person and he has the great ability to deal with the younger pitchers,” one fan said.
“If they just try to get back to what they were doing in 2004 and 2007 just smart pitching, good defense, and wait for the long ball,” one man said.
The Fenway Faithful has high hopes for the 50-year-old after a dismal 2012 season.