Found February 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox are ready to begin scrimmages on Thursday, but on Wednesday new Red Sox manager John Farrell sat down with Red Sox Live‘s Tom Caron to talk business. Farrell says that the tone of camp so far has been “workmanlike,” and that the first 10 days the team has been in Florida have been very productive. Farrell also took some time to talk about the evolution of his style as a manager, which was influenced by mentors like former Indians manager Doc Edwards. In fact, Farrell got a surprise phone call from Edwards while on the air. Check out the nice moment in the video above.
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