As if John’s Farrell’s weekend in New York wasn’t lousy enough, the Red Sox manager will get a not-so-pleasant parting gift from MLB.
Joe Torre, MLB’s executive VP of baseball operations, told the Daily News on Monday that Farrell would be fined for his critical remarks about baseball’s new replay system following Boston’s 3-2 loss Sunday night.
The comments, which included Farrell saying “it’s hard to have any faith in the (replay) system,” came after instant replay decisions went against the Sox in losses on Saturday and Sunday.
Perhaps the only thing keeping Farrell from a suspension is the fact Torre, the former Yankees skipper, knows how pressure-packed a Bombers-Red Sox series can be.
“I’m not going to suspend him. It will be a fine,” Torre said of Farrell. ...
See the whole story here, courtesy of NYDailynews.com.
Kicking Back Comments: While on the surface Mr. Torre seems to be the benevolent dictator only fining Farrell, and not suspending him as Torre foreshadowed, if not for the heated atmosphere that is the Red Sox v. Yankees, I think the reason is far more simpler ...
MLB blew their first Instant Replay call and are deeply embarrassed.
Torre for his part picked the very same line out of the Farrell tirade that I did regarding losing faith in a system that is brand new. He (and MLB) clearly did not like that.
Even funnier was that Torre in defending the system said it will take "three years to roll out."
Hold on here ... there are 2430 games in a MLB season ... and it is going to take 3 of these ... a unbelievable 7290 games to get instant replay right!??!
Are you &*#&ing kidding me?? Three years to "get it right?" What a joke.
A wrong camera angle was to blame for the error that did not get to the umpires "until after they decided." Again, what a joke.
MLB should have just turned on the cable coverage and seen it clear as day.
So Farrell get a fine for the screw up of the league, awesome.
Torre "spares" Farrell a suspension, I think, to save himself the embarrassment of a system gone horribly wrong ... and this was one of the first times it was used.
Can you see this in Game 7 of a World Series? Oops ... sorry guys ... our fault.
No worries Joe, we know you'll get it right ... in 2017.
Yeah, it will go just like that.
Just leave it to the guys in blue ... please ... just leave it to them.