Found October 26, 2012 on
The Awesome Boston:
A.B. When the Boston Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their 46th manager in the history of the franchise this week, I wasn’t thrilled. After all, it wasn’t going to take too much managerial talent to replace Bobby V. And while Farrell may be the safe choice to man the dugout, I’m sure there are still a lot of Sox fans out there who aren’t overly excited. If the Fenway Sports Group really wanted to cause a stir in Boston, they could have gone with any of the 5 following candidates. Too bad they didn’t…
#5 – Anonymous
How about following the WWE’s model of hiring an anonymous manager? You know, having someone call the shots remotely into a laptop stationed in the dugout. As long as Alfredo Aceves doesn’t drop a flying elbow from the top step of the dugout it could have worked.
#4 – Octomom
If anyone can manage multiple whiny children, it’s hands-down the Octomom. She would have been a fantastic choice. And she certainly could have used the money.
#3 – Charlie Sheen
How about pos
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