Sox Skipper John Farrell In Bangor Today
Fresh off an AL East Division title and a MLB Winter Meeting to remember, Red Sox manager John Farrell is coming to Bangor tonight.
Farrell will appear at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University for a meet and greet, plus a hot stove baseball question and answer session.
With the retirement of David Ortiz, the big trade for pitcher Chris Sale and all of the other topics surrounding the Sox, it should be quite an event.
The Farrell appearance, a sitting Red Sox manager, is a first for Bangor area sports fans.
Today's date is 28 days before Farrell welcomes pitchers and catchers to spring training in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Farrell File: Born in New Jersey, Farrell played in college ball at Oklahoma State. He was a second round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 1984. As a minor leaguer, Farrell pitched in Old Orchard Beach for Cleveland's Triple A Maine Guides. After his playing days, Farrell worked in the Indians front office as Director of Player Development. He joined the Red Sox as manager Terry Francona's pitching coach for the 2007 World Championship team. Farrell then managed the Red Sox to another World Series title in 2013. The 2017 season will be his fourth year as Sox manager.