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08:27 AM ET 10.08 | Ben Cherington is back at the drawing board, tending to the second managerial search of his young GM career. Last year, team president Larry Lucchino pushed for Bobby Valentine, even though Cherington preferred both Dale Sveum and Gene Lamont. ... The extent to which Cherington will be allowed to hire the next manager remains to be seen. But he and Lucchino appear open to less experienced candidates, perhaps after seeing the success that novice managers Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny had with the White Sox and Cardinals, respectively. That may bode well for potential out-of-the-box candidates like Brad Ausmus and Bill Mueller, neither of whom have previous managerial experience.

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October 8, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Whoever it is ......He needs to have a strong hand from the beginning........

October 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Whoever it is ......He needs to have a strong hand from the beginning........

Even Ortiz said the other day that management needs to weed out the 'bad apples.'

October 8, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Even Ortiz said the other day that management needs to weed out the 'bad apples.'

larry isnt going anywhere...unfortunatly

October 8, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Almost any reasonable managerial candidate they choose would be better than Valentine. Just on people skills alone they'd do way better.

October 8, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Today is the 56th anniversary of Don Larsen's World Series perfect game. Larsen and Yogi Berra are the only surviving Yankees from that game.

October 8, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Today is the 56th anniversary of Don Larsen's World Series perfect game. Larsen and Yogi Berra are the only surviving Yankees from that game.

Damn... that's a sobering thought.

October 8, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Damn... that's a sobering thought.

They interviewed Larsen on my morning sports talk show. He sounded great.

October 8, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Today is the 56th anniversary of Don Larsen's World Series perfect game. Larsen and Yogi Berra are the only surviving Yankees from that game.

Whitey Ford.

October 8, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Whitey Ford.

Sorry Moose. You said game, not team.

October 8, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Even as much I dislike the Red Sox, I dislike Bobby V ten time greater. I new it was disaster from day one, pompus prick. To think, two WS managed by Tito wasn't good enough....shocking!

October 8, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sorry Moose. You said game, not team.

I just repeated what Larsen said in the interview. So yes, I assume he meant those that played in the game.

October 8, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Damn... that's a sobering thought.

I'll drink to that.

October 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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I'll drink to that.

At this time in the morning, a Bloody Mary with a bacon swizzle stick is in order.

October 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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I'll drink to that.

Me too.







<looks around office - only sees small bottle of Chloraseptic>

Dammit

October 8, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Not looking good for my WS pick Oakland.

October 8, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Not looking good for my WS pick Oakland.

It ain't over until it's over.

October 8, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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It ain't over until it's over.

True. It's kinda over, which is close to as good as over.

October 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET

I hate this new backwards home field advantage too.

October 8, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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I hate this new backwards home field advantage too.

+1



What was wrong with 2-2-1?

 
October 8, 2012  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I hate this new backwards home field advantage too.

Yeah, that's pretty wacky, but I understand why it's that way this year. I believe that changes next year.

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