As expected, the Toronto Blue Jays have officially made John Farrell their new manager, succeeding the retiring Cito Gaston.
Farrell has no managing experience at any level, and has an excellent reputation as one of baseball's best pitching coaches. He becomes the second of Terry Francona's coaches to get a managing job the last two years, with Brad Mills going to Houston this past season.
No indication on who would be Farrell's successor as Red Sox pitching coach.
Let's see. A respected pitching coach taking over as manager with no experience. I won't compare Farrell to Joe Kerrigan, but I can't helping thinking of that utterly bizarre move Dan Duquette made in August 2001.
And speaking of utterly bizarre, the Minnesota Vikings utterly bizarre season took another crazy turn today, as it was revealed that Brett Favre actually broke two bones in his ankle in last night's loss in Green Bay. He's wearing a boot on that left ankle, and won't need surgery on it. But incredibly, he has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's game at New England.
I honestly can't say if this is good news or bad news. I'll get back to you on that.