Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Et Tu, Lester?

So, let's recap, shall we? Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been thrown under the proverbial bus (kudos to Dan Shaughnessy for labeling it the "Fenway Fung Wah") by:

'someone' in the Red Sox front office or on the Red Sox roster—the famed 'distracted by pills and philandering' charge;

Larry Lucchino, for characterizing the above charges as "interesting theories";

• and, now, inexplicably, Jon Lester, who was protected like a son by Tito his entire time here.

If only they took the view of Dustin Pedroia, who said of his ex-manager and friend:

"He might take the hit for some things and the way the team’s playing and stuff like that, but from day one, he’s had my back and he’s had everyone’s back."

This 2011 edition of the Carmine Hose gets more and more unlikable with each passing day.