Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/28/13
by Jan-Christian Sorensen Red Sox manager John Farrell’s focus is crystal-clear. So is his mission: a return to normalcy for the front office, players, coaches and innumerable constituents of the Nation. After a tempestuous nor’easter of a 2012 season that saw the Sox founder to the bottom of the AL East abyss, Farrell has led a spirited recovery effort to right the ship, scrape the barnacles off the hull and inspire renewed confidence on the field and in the clubhouse while offering more tranquil seas to an increasingly embittered and alienated crew of fans in stowage. Credit Captain Farrell for not only keeping a firm and steady hand on the rudder but also re-injecting a desperately needed dose of grit, determination and drive back into the Hub club. The results speak for themselves: As of April 28, a 17-7 record, a four-game win streak and sole possession of top spot in all of baseball. Offensively, the Sox lead baseball in slugging percentage (.440), stolen bases (22) and ...
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