Dan Shaughnessy, of all people, hits the nail right on the head. Nothing else to add.
Not a single member of the Red Sox baseball operation is in New York this week, which is regrettable. Somebody needs to shake things up and it’s not going to be Francona. Mr. Hakuna Matata would be on the firing line if he weren’t in the first half of the first year of his three-year deal. He’s the closest thing we’ve seen to M.L. Carr since Pete Carroll. He won’t bunt and when he does bunt, his players can’t execute. He hasn’t been timely with his late-game substitutions (why wasn’t David McCarty on the field in the seventh after Ortiz made the final out of the top of the inning?) and discipline is a joke.