Next Sox manager...THE RETURN OF DON ZIMMER!! AHHHHH! He and pedro can go at it everyday then! Hilarious.
Seriously though...who the hell are we gonna get for next year? I highly doubt Torre will leave New York, sweet as that may be...other than that I haven't heard anything. I wouldn't expect Bruce Bochy just because the Padres are supposed to be REAL good with their new lineup and new stadium next year.
Its kind of a shame to see Grady have to go...up until the playoffs I didn't have a problem with him...then game 1 at Oakland was just the worst managing job I ever saw and it barely got better. The thing I DO like about Grady though is that the players love him. This sox team was about having fun and they thrived on that attitude and Grady was a good guy to have around for that kind of thing. As far as making decisions though, he was one banana short of a sundae and that was unacceptable..if they could bring him back and have him just be a bench coach or somethign that would be great, but I don't see that happening....
as far next years manager though, I nominate...Me and Trans. At least we can't be worse than little!
Rest in peace Mitch Hedberg. I name my fantasy team "Buoyancy of Citrus", in your honor.