Who says off-nights are boring? Okay, many people do but last night was an exception. The Toronto Blue Jays "traded" their manager and an unknown player for Mike Aviles thus ending the two years of Farrell Ball. Updated with trade info.
Speculation began in 2011 after Boston's epic September collapse.
And then the Boston Media went...
*special thanks to Frag
But AA demanded Clay Buchholz in compensation.
And the Red Sox went.
Instead the Red Sox went with this guy.
Unfortunately, the Bosox Season went
But so did Toronto's.
As the 2012 season drew to a close and the Fire Bobby V stories came out, the Boston Media came back
And it wouldn't freaking STOP.
And went on and FREAKING ON!!!
Meanwhile behind the scenes, the Jays management realized that Farrell wasn't going to stay and began negotiations with the Red Sox
Or would it be the Mystery Box?
The Jays fans wanted a player or prospect akin to this
But were probably going to be stuck with
On Saturday Night, all hell broke loose as the "trade" went down.
And it was goodbye to John Farrell and mystery player (David Carpenter)
And Hello Mike Aviles
Oh well. Let's hope this is the last of the 2012 BS and Jays fans can stop looking like this
And 2013 will be a better year.
UPDATE David Carpenter is going to the Sox. I wonder if they'll change their 7th inning song from "Sweet Caroline" to "Close to You"?
Update. Turns out that Farrell surprised AA with his love of "Sweet Caroline."
So the Farrell era ends on a Buh Buh Buh Bye.
To quote Moe Syzlak: "I'm a well-wisher, in that I don't wish you any specific harm."