Terry "Tito" Francona was fired as the manager of the Red Sox today. You could see it coming. Assigning blame is an important and cherished practice in corporate America. When Shit Happens, some poor schmuck always gets covered in it.
Who gets blamed is never straight forward. Generally, the Ass Kissers who practice CYA more than a Jesuit says the Rosary have manuvered themselves outside of the line of fire. Usually, the victims are the up front guys who go about doing their duty regardless of which way the wind is blowing. They are naively too busy trying to do the right thing and never take time to man the barricades.
There is an argument that Tito was the best manager that the Sox had in the last hundred years.
But someone had to take the fall.
TommyO said... I think a lot of people would like to say the Red Sox fired the Manager. Quite frankly I liked Tito. He said he had lost control of the clubhouse. There are a bunch of overpriced nimrods on that team and I don't know who could have been able to control them. Tito stated that he owed it to the organization to move on. I believe that he resigned and good for him. The head office is too busy selling bricks and working on the circus that has become Fenway Park and lost sight of their priorities. If the players see that the management doesn't care about the ultimate goal, why would you expect them to. And another thing. You need more people who care than don't care, the Sox have to get some players with passion and guts and turn this thing around. Go Pats..