Seriously, how much is Bobby V missing the desk in Bristol?
At ESPN he could flash his "Know it all" smile, make waves and not really have any reprecussions if he is ever wrong.
He should have taken the Kevin Kennedy route.
Stay in the studio. Have people wonder why he doesn't get another managing gig instead of getting back in the dugout and showing why.
Another day in Boston and another nice pitching performance wasted.
Bobby V must be wondering if he would have been a better fit in Miami or Baltimore or the other potential landing spots over the years.
As for now, he's at the helm of a team that is already dysfunctional and can't seem to synch up their hitting and their pitching.
As Bobby V pines for Bristol, let's update the tally.
DODGED BULLET GAMES -3
April 14 - 13-5 win against Tampa Bay. (Buchholz fell behind 4-0 in the first but the Sox slugged 5 homers to come from behind.)
April 15 - 6-4 win against Tampa Bay. (David Ortiz doubled twice including a tie breaker in the 6th.)
TEETH GRINDER GAMES - 5April 5 - 3-2 loss in Detroit. (The Red Sox rally to tie the season opener with 2 outs in the 9th only to lose on a bases loaded walk off single by Austin Jackson.)
April 8 - 13-12 loss in Detroit. (The Red Sox bullpen surrender a 3 run game tying homer in the 9th to Cabrera and Avila smacked a 2 run, 2 out walk off come from behind homer to win it in as brutal a loss as you will ever see.
April 11 - 3-1 loss in Toronto. (Lester throws a complete game but Ricky Romero shut down Boston's bats and Rajai Davis manufactured a critical run.)
April 16 - 1-0 loss against Tampa Bay. (Daniel Bard walks in the only run of the game with 2 outs in the 7th.)
April 18 - 6-3 loss against Texas. (A fine Beckett performance was wasted by Napoli's homer)
As Bobby V is toiling in Boston, I have a feeling Terry Francona is enjoying the view from Bristol.