Home > Scary Red Sox Rants > Theo, you and I are not speaking. AGAIN. And this time, I’ve got a whole off-season to stew…

Theo, you and I are not speaking. AGAIN. And this time, I’ve got a whole off-season to stew…

Well, it’s officially a cluster f#$%. And I am TOO MAD to use your real pictures.

From Tito:

“We met this morning to look back on the 2011 season and to consider the future of the Boston Red Sox, including my involvement with the club. I passed along my frustrations at my inability to effectively reach the players. After many conversations and much consideration, I ultimately felt that, out of respect to this team, it was time for me to move on. I’ve always maintained that it is not only the right, but the obligation, of ownership to have the right person doing this job. I told them that out of my enormous respect for this organization and the people in it, they may need to find a different voice to lead the team.
In my eight seasons as manager of the Boston Red Sox, I have developed a tremendous appreciation for Red Sox Nation. This is a special place with some of the most knowledgeable and passionate fans in all of baseball. They packed Fenway Park for every game and because of them, I had a special sense of pride coming to work every day. I want to thank John, Tom, Larry and Theo for giving me the opportunity to manage this team through some of the most successful years in this franchise’s history. I wish the entire organization and all of Red Sox Nation nothing but the very best.”

From John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Luchino:

“We met with Terry Francona, Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington Friday morning to discuss the 2011 season, ways to improve the club in the future, and Tito’s status. During the meeting, Tito, Theo and Ben agreed that the Red Sox would benefit from an improved clubhouse culture and higher standards in several areas. Tito said that after eight years here he was frustrated by his difficulty making an impact with the players, that a different voice was needed, and that it was time for him to move on. After taking time to reflect on Tito’s sentiments, we agreed that it was best for the Red Sox not to exercise the option years on his contract.
We have enormous respect, admiration and appreciation for Tito and the job that he did for eight years, including two World Series Championship seasons and five playoff appearances. His poise during the 2004 post-season was a key factor in the greatest comeback in baseball history, and his place in Red Sox history will never be forgotten. We wish him only the best going forward.”

From Theo Epstein:

“Tito and I didn’t know each other when he was hired eight years ago, but over time we developed not only a great working relationship but also a personal friendship that will always be important to both of us. He proved to be an unflappable leader for our major league club, displaying consistency, calmness, hard work, thoughtfulness, a sense of humor, and faith in the players even at the most difficult of times. Without Tito’s commitment over eight years, we would not be the organization we are today. Nobody at the Red Sox blames Tito for what happened at the end of this season; we own that as an organization. This year was certainly a difficult and draining one for him and for us. Ultimately, he decided that there were certain things that needed to be done that he couldn’t do after eight years here, and that this team would benefit from hearing a new voice. While this may be true, his next team will benefit more than it knows from hearing Tito’s voice. I will miss seeing Tito every day in the manager’s office, and I wish him and his family nothing but the best in their next chapter.”

I am full of hate.


I have SOOOOO much to say. You don’t even know. But I am not ready. NOT. YET.

In other news, I just got Skype for an interview and I hate it.

And it’s windy and cold.

And I’m working too much. TOO MUCH.

Categories: Scary Red Sox Rants
  1. September 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Part of me hopes this was all Tito’s decision. Part of me doesn’t care whose decision it was. It’s stupid. Not the first time Thego’s pissed me off. Won’t be the last.

  2. FireDannyAinge
    September 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    They are saying it’s Francona’s decision but I have sense learned they paid off Grady Little after he left with silence money.

    Also Lauren I hate to inform you of this but my sister just told me she heard on the radio that Jacoby doesn’t like Youkilis. My bet is this is because of last year when Youkilis called out Jacoby for not playing hurt when he did the same thing.


  3. September 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    LIES. Everyone likes Kevin Youkilis. EVERYONE. Jacoby should NOT make me choose…

    • FireDannyAinge
      September 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Always choose the shirt no matter how sad, annoyed,stressed or burdened you feel right now.

      I am so tired after the last few days. It’s been an emotional few days.

  4. Steve Zeoli
    October 1, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I feel your pain. I really do. This is one of the saddest episodes EVER in Red Sox history, and that’s saying something. It’s going to make it very hard to care much about this team in the future, unless some real changes are made, and that’s doubtful given the cowardly way management handled Terry.

  5. Steve Zeoli
    October 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

    You commented on my bloody sox blog a few months ago, but I only just now noticed it (no one reads my bloody sox blog, not even me, apparently). I enjoy reading your rants. Thanks.

    BTW, will it make you feel a little better to learn that John Henry fell down on his yacht and injured himself yesterday? That was reported on boston.com. Karma? Maybe, but it is hard to navigate a slippery deck with your head up your butt.

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