Major League vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre, has said that he plans to fine Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell for comments he made about the replay system according to a report from the New York Daily News.
Torre told the Daily News:
“I’m not going to suspend him. It will be a fine. I’m sorry about what he said. What I try to do in whatever I do in this job that the commissioner has imported me to do, is basically never forget what it’s like to be a player or a manager. Part of that never forgetting are the feelings, especially when you’re dealing with Red Sox-Yankees games,” Torre said. “There is nothing that is insignificant about anything that happens in those games.”
Farrell came out publicly last week, criticizing the replay system over two questionable replay reviews last weekend in New York.
“It’s extremely difficult to have any faith in the process that’s being used…As much as they’re trying to help the human element inside this system, it seems like it’s added a human element at a different level.”
The Red Sox skipper isn’t the only one who isn’t entirely happy with how things are going in the first year of replay in MLB, but having two calls over two days that he felt were missed was probably too much for him to keep from vocalizing his displeasure.
What we want to know is, can you really fine someone for making comments about something you admitted was wrong?
Looks like MLB’s swear-jar might be filling up a little early this season.