Red Sox players who are painful to watch

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Jul 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, he is no longer a player. Manager John Farrell will torture me no longer. Pack it in, John, as you are now the baseball version of that nondescript ensign that beams down to a hostile planet in Star Trek. Farrell will be out in the Bobby Valentine pasture for Red Sox managers. Both can commiserate on the misery of their dual failure.

A post-game news conference from Farrell is like listing to a lecture on quantum physics and is about as exciting as a school board meeting in Podunk. Farrell appears more like an undertaker than a baseball manager. Oh, how I miss Terry Francona. Terry was boring, but compared to Farrell he is Laurel and Hardy combined.

I would just once love to see Farrell be 100% honest: You know, “I took Joe Kelly out before he got an infielder killed by a line drive.” Maybe time for a little honesty and not manager speak. You get the post-game analytical of “His location was inconsistent.” That little gem came out in a game in which Miley walked anyone with a bat. If being placid means success this Red Sox team should have 70 wins by now.

I guess you have to be a players manager to some degree, but give me the Tommy Lasorda approach to in-game and some post-game comments. Classics.

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