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BOSTON –– John Farrell isn't afraid of the tough
As manager of the Blue Jays, he was willing to challenge
legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel's assessment of his managerial style. Farrell hopes that aggressive personality will continue to translate onto the field.
"I do know this -- an aggressive style is what we
want, and that takes place from the mound, on the bases and in the box,"
Farrell said. "That means attacking the strike zone early. This can be a
very simple game if you apply a game of firsts to it –– first-pitch strikes,
first out of an inning, score first.
"Not to oversimplify things, but sometimes the mind
can do crazy things to a pitcher. And they start to get into a little bit of a
rut, and they want to be sure we put them in a positive environment, and
prepare them to the best of their ability."
The Red Sox could benefit from rededicating themselves
to attacking the base paths, especially wit...
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