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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Full Count » John Henry: John Farrell’s job is secure; Ben Cherington will be general manager of Red Sox for a ‘very long time’

A faith in the process.

“Why do I believe that? Because I have worked with a lot of people over the years and these are two people that are really likable, respected — they are committed,” Henry said. “They are very good at what they do. John has provided the kind of leadership that we need through a tough period and I just don’t think you can blame the manager for this. I watch these games. They’ve been painful games to watch. To me it’s not the manager’s fault the way that we’ve been playing. I just don’t see that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 02, 2015 at 06:43 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: ben cherington, john farrell, john henry, red sox

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-14-2015

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 14, 1915:

John Henry, catcher, was absent from the Washington lineup when Griffith’s men faced the White Sox [yesterday]. He spiked himself in rounding first base…and was in a hospital [yesterday] with an ugly gash in his left leg just below the knee. He will be unable to play for a fortnight, it is said.

“You spiked yourself in the…knee? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 14, 2015 at 09:35 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, john henry



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