Anyone from the 2004 World Series team
Some of my favorite posts were fans reorganizing the entire coaching staff. Usually, it went a little something like this:
Brian Daubach, Tim Wakefield, Kevin Millar, and Manny Ramirez (!) were all suggested by fans. The only members of the 2004 Red Sox I would want to manage my team in 2020 are the two guys who HAVE ACTUALLY BECOME MLB MANAGERS!
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Just because these “Idiots” broke the curse in 2004 doesn’t mean they’re ready to just take over a team with less than a month till spring training in 2020. Plus, no one on the 2004 Sox squad will ever have to buy a beer in New England for the rest of their lives. Why would anyone want to tarnish that accomplishment on a chance of failure as a manager?
What if Tek goes 62-100? Is he still our beloved Captain? David Ortiz was just shot, people! Do you think he wants to MANAGE A BASEBALL TEAM? He’s too busy rolling in money pitching salsa, beer, sneakers, and Dunkin’ to the American consumer. What the heck…let’s get crazy! Pokey Reese for manager!
(Fun aside: So many fans are posting “Bring back Terry Francona” I’m sure after the smear campaign the Red Sox levied against Tito, he’d let bygones be bygones, break his current managerial contract with the Indians and come back here with open arms! Insert eye roll emoji here).