A (Non)Congratulations Card From Blue Jays Fans to John Farrell
Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (right) is interviewed by FOX reporter Erin Andrews after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsAnd with a swinging and a miss by Matt Carpenter, the 2013 World Series Championship will reside with the Boston Red Sox for the next year. On behalf of the Jays Journal staff and all Toronto Blue Jays fans everywhere, we’d like to heartily congratulate manager John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox on their tremendous victory.
I can’t help but imagine that Blue Jays fans a bit bitter this morning after watching former manager John Farrell lead the Boston Red Sox to the World Series. It makes it even tougher to swallow knowing that 2013 was supposed to be the year of the Blue Jays, and we were going to do it after Farrell got traded to Boston and took Brian Butterfield with him. What would have happened had he not traded the company of Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, R.A. Dickey, et al for David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Johnny Gomes.
Now, some of us, like Minor Leaguer at Bluebird Banter, may find closure, there are plenty of us who will wonder what could have been had he stayed. Was Farrell different than the manager Omar Vizquel painted him to be? And there will even be some of us, you know who you are, who will drudge up the name of Mike Napoli again.
Needless to say, we have our fair share of sour grapes to swallow, but there is at least one good thing coming out of a Red Sox victory; the end. The end of the season is finally here and we can all look forward to an offseason that (hopefully) promises a fresh start.
But before we can get there, we need to bury those sour grapes and put the past behind us. We need to either congratulate Farrell for his achievement with the Red Sox or we need to get one last dig in on him. Starting tomorrow, John Farrell exists only as a passing memory and a general in the opposing dugout.
With that in mind, I want to encourage our readers to signing our (Non)Congratulations card by commenting below, letting us know how you want to close things out with John Farrell. We only ask that you keep the language to a minimum, as children may be present.
We all have one last thing to get off our chests, why not do it here?