David Ortiz broke out of his slump during the Red Sox’s series against the White Sox in a very big way. And according to him, a lot of that had to do with manager John Farrell.
"I went into his office the other day because he wanted to make sure I was doing OK," Ortiz said, according to MLB.com. "He does that all the time. When he called me in that made me feel good. We had a little chat and I walked out of his office with a smile on my face. The next thing you know, 'Boom, Papi takes off.'”
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That type of individual consideration that Farrell gives to all of his players is just one of the things that Ortiz likes about him. Ortiz also told MLB.com that he considers Farrell the definition of a players’ manager.
"I don't think there's a guy in this room that doesn't want to play for him," Ortiz said. "The way he gets along with all of us, I would love to play for him the rest of my career.”
For the 2013 Red Sox, John Farrell ...