First off, John Farrell is a cry baby for complaining so much about Machado’s slide the other night. He’s also a hypocrite. But what he did today in ordering his pitchers, 1st to throw at his knees, which he didn’t deserve but you can almost understand if you buy into the “old school” stuff. However, what Matt Barnes did was unforgiveable. He took aim at Manny’s head and just missed. No doubt, that came straight from the manager. I don’t believe in hitting guys on purpose to begin with but I don’t anyone believes in throwing at someone’s head. Common sense tells us that Manny wasn’t intentionally trying to spike Pedroia. You’d have to be an idiot to think he did. I guess Farrell thought he would teach him to not to ever do it accidentally again either. I hope Manny crushes the Red Sox in every series for the rest of his career. I think he has a little extra motivation now. That double over Bradley’s head was smoked. Bradley didn’t know which way to turn.
I must say, I was disappointed in the home crowd when Farrell came out in the 9th for a pitching change. He should be booed out of the stadium every chance there is. Cito got “Cito sucks” for a lot less.
— Michael Martin (@mmartincpa) April 23, 2017