Tuesday, November 29, 2011
First, the Red Sox were going to hire someone from their first wave of interviews. Then the Cubs hired Dale Sveum and all of a sudden the Red Sox went back and started over, expanding their search. Then we heard reports that a manager would be named Tuesday, only to find out that would be delayed until later in the week. Tuesday, the saga took another turn.
Karl Ravech of ESPN -- the studio host of Baseball Tonight, not a reporter, mind you -- tweeted that Gene Lamont has been eliminated from contention for the manager job. That would leave only Bobby Valentine as a candidate, meaning he would be hired. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has now reported that Valentine is the choice over Lamont "but that could change."
On the other hand ....