... who took over for Johnny Mac
... and woke up a sleeping Red Sox team with one of the most dynamic months in team history
... and who I saw lose twice in Oakland during the 1988 Playoffs, but still made Red Sox Nation proud
... who, as a former Walpole snow plow driver, captured all of our imaginations that a regular guy could manage the Sox to two division titles in three seasons...
THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 35!