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John Farrell: Smokeless Tobacco Has Been ‘Norm In The Baseball Culture’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell knows some of his players use smokeless tobacco. He also knows those players are assuming a huge risk. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who used chewing tobacco throughout his career, revealed Wednesday that he’s battling mouth cancer — something he passionately believes is the result of his unhealthy habit. Farrell hopes players...
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John Farrell: Curt Schilling’s Mouth Cancer Should Add Awareness In MLB (Video)

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s recent battle with mouth cancer has opened more eyes about the use of tobacco in Major League Baseball. Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke about this issue before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “Hopefully…through Curt’s journey and the unfortunate passing of Tony Gwynn — these are two All...
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Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Red Sox Had Talked About Demoting Jackie Bradley For Awhile

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s exceptional defensive play finally won’t be enough to keep him in the Majors. The center fielder was sent down to Pawtucket after hitting just .216 with one home run and 30 RBIs at the plate despite leading all outfielders defensively in double plays and assists. “To send Jackie back to Pawtucket has been talked about for a little while now,” Red Sox...
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John Farrell – Okay for Now

For the second time in three seasons, the Red Sox seem headed for a last-place finish. However, the circumstances are hardly the same. The 2012 group was managed by Bobby Valentine, who seemed totally unable to deal with the situation. He fought with players and coaches. His media relations were poor. His pitching coach was fired after three months. Dugout cameras seemed to show...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Provides Injury Update On Allen Craig (Video)

Red Sox manager John Farrell provided a health update on injured outfielder Allen Craig on Thursday night at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 9-4. Farrell said Craig ran in the outfield on Thursday and might begin a rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday. Craig is eligible to be removed from the disabled list on Sunday. Check out the video above to hear Farrell’s...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell Takes Bold Position On WS Home-Field

Major kudos to Red Sox manager John Farrell for confronting the 300-pound All-Star Game elephant in the room. Farrell is advocating an alternative to using The Midsummer Classic as the determinant of home-field advantage in the World Series. He would prefer the much more rational formula of overall interleague record. Said Farrell today, "My preference, personal opinion, I think...
Via FenwayNation
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Farrell flips out on umps after being ejected

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell lost his mind on the umps after getting ejected from the Yankees game, telling him to "shove it up his f*cking ass."us
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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