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My memory tells me that Francona was hired in Boston basically because Curt Schilling required it as a condition of approving being traded there. Is my memory faulty on that?
The archetype here is Lane Kiffin and -- obviously -- Theo Epstein doesn't approach that, but Theo is very overrated. He's the kind of guy that looks like the kind of guy people think should be a successful GM and so they project things onto him that aren't there.
SugarBear has been going after some non-existent Theo-deification for a while now. Where, precisely, are all these Theo-worshipers that he is backlashing against?
Oh Theo certainly had his fanboys among members of RedSox nation
Oh Theo certainly had his fanboys among members of RedSox nation, and some followers among the stathead set, but nothing like the adulation Beane got there for awhile...
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