See items #2 and #5 from my previous letter. Also add the following:
1. Waive someone. Someone with a contract. Send a message.
2. Check to see if Francona has a pulse. He’s rapidly turning into the worst kind of joke of a “player’s manager”. I think most of us fans are beginning to wonder if being a “player’s manager” means never having to call someone out, never making someone take extra BP or grounders. Remember what kind of crap Grady took for letting Manny do what Manny does? It’s happening again with this guy.
We can all stand for losses, but not ugly ones with little effort shown, three errors, four stolen bases against in the first 3 innings. Don’t misinterpret – I am not calling for his head, but for him to rip someone a new one, show some fire. We’re tired of the “aw shucks those guys are good” pregame (and now postgame) interviews. Any significant number of these types of interviews and you have the right to dismiss.
3. Don’t read the New York Times. It stinks.