Farrell met with the media and was his typical reserved, mono-tone self, giving all the generic baseball answers……except one.
He was asked a question about choosing to leave the Blue Jays, to which he responded “as memory serves, I was traded”
Actually, if memory serves me, John Farrell walked out on the Blue Jays with a year remaining on his contract to pursue what he coined as his “Dream Job” in Boston. Farrell forced the Blue Jays’ hand to trade him rather than employ a manager who did not want to manage his team.
Well Mr. Farrell, your little appearance at a pre-season game is not going to cut it, and there are 50,000 passionate Canadian Blue Jays fans who are going to give you a rude awakening on April 05 when your Red Sox visit Toronto for a three game-tilt with the Blue Jays.
The normal polite canucks are going to unleash a fury of boos, jeers and insults towards Farrell for nine innings. Farrell better hope his starter goes nine innings, because every time he is forced to pop his un-loyal head out of the visitors dugout, he is going to hear it.
So Mr. Farrell, I suggest you bring your thick skin and purchase an expensive pair of ear plugs for your homecoming, because you’re definitely going to need it. Oh and by the way, your dream boys will be facing Josh Johnson in Game 1.
Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports, follow and interact with him on Twitter @MLBHotCorner