So I joke about how many people are interviewing with the Seattle Mariners and then my own mother tips me off to the fact that John Farrell has taken himself out of consideration.
â€œI have withdrawn my name for consideration by the Seattle Mariners as they search for a new manager,” Farrell said in the statement. I wish them well as they move forward. My decision is based on family reasons and being committed to the Red Sox Organization. The working relationship shared with Theo and Tito and the resources provided by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino create a situation that is both challenging and rewarding.â€
Amalie Benjamin had this quote from Farrell up last night.Â It impresses me to no end that Farrell feels such a connection with Theo, Tito and this team that he’d give up an opportunity to run a team of his own.Â This kind of loyalty, you so rarely see it these days – especially in baseball.Â Good for you, John!
(Photo of Farrell at the 2007 Red Sox parade,take by Soxy Lady!)