Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How The Boston Globe Got Ruben Amaro To The Sox

There are lots of benefits to a baseball team owning a major newspaper in its hometown. One is that you can send not-so-subtle messages to the public and the sport through your hired hands in the Sports Department. It turns out that Boston Globe columnist Nick Cafardo just happened to mention that former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro wanted to be back in uniform with an on-field position. And new Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski just happened to see that blurb in his boss's boring rag that day. And it just so happened that 2015 first base coach Arnie Beyeler had just been fired by Dombrowski that same day—so it just so happened that there was as an on-field opening. Voilà! Amaro is your new 2016 Red Sox first base coach. Isn't that special?