The welcome (home) party John Farrell has received since leaving the Blue Jays and (re-) joining the Red Sox in the offseason has been an all-out bender, as Red Sox Nation couldn’t be happier to have Farrell leading the local nine this summer and beyond.
But how are the folks north of the border in Toronto reacting to Farrell fleeing Hogtown after just two seasons?
Not good, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, who got the scoop from the locals leading up to the Sox-Jays three-game weekend series in Toronto.
“Two nice folks riding the ferry from Billy Bishop Airport to downtown said Farrell was the biggest Toronto sports villain since Vince Carter left the Raptors in 2004 after requesting a trade,” Pete Abe wrote in Friday’s “Extra Bases” blog.
“Then a fellow on television referred to Farrell as ‘a scoundrel’ and encouraged fans to boo him this weekend,” Abraham added. “Of course that came after a look at the NHL playoff race.”