John Farrell – 1991 Fleer

November 23, 2010

Who Said Pitchers Don’t Become Managers?

Before Bud Black, pitchers as manager didn’t really work. Remember Larry Rothschild’s tenure at Tampa Bay? Ray Miller with the Twins?

Well, they may not have worked because of the source material.

But now the Blue Jays hired Farrell as their manager.

He’s a definite lifer, good with pitchers and seemingly has the respect of every one in the room up there. (Actually, for me Toronto is ‘over there’.  My latitude is 44.872394. The Rogers’ Centre is 43.641636.

So I give to you, on “Old Yeller”, John Farrell. Mediocre MLB pitcher, good coach, now manager.

BTW, many bloggers out there are slagging two of the sets I like, Donruss Red and Fleer Old Yeller. To those folks, I say:

 

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