Friday, January 18, 2013

John Farrell Goes On A 'Hello To Arms' Tour

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Ernest Hemingway may have penned the classic "A Farewell To Arms", but new Red Sox manager John Farrell will be saying "Hello!" to a bunch of arms in the next several days. Farrell will take off today to visit with John Lackey in Dallas, then confab with both Felix Doubront and Franklin Morales on Saturday at the Fort. Then, in perhaps his most important meeting, he will sit down with troubled hurler Daniel Bard on Sunday in Mississippi. The conventional wisdom is that one of the benefits of hiring Farrell is that he can fix whatever ails Bard. This will be the first step in the quest to recapture the magic that tabbed him as the 'closer of the future'. It's not surprising that Farrell is eagerly doing this due diligence with the pitching staff, but it's still good to see.