Felger on Craig Breslow: He’s not the guy
Is Craig Breslow “the guy” for the job?
Felger: You can tell there’s a tone of my voice and it’s because I don’t know, Mazz, I’ll just tell you straight up….No, no, nope, nope, nope, nope. I can’t stand the way these modern baseball executives talk. I can’t stand it. And I know most of what I’m going to rail about is a baseball problem because he’s hardly the only Ivy League nerd. At least he called himself that that’s out there. So I understand this goes on across baseball. So it’s a Red Sox problem and a baseball problem. But I cannot stand the way these guys talk. In football when they hire a new GM, like the guy gives a podium talk, I know this, but I still see and hear someone who’s played the sport and I still hear a football guy.
Mazz: This makes me long for Joe Judge.
Felger: When there’s a hockey GM up there, he’s got a Canadian accent and he talks about the boys in the room and I know I’m listening to a hockey person. When I listen to one of these baseball guys, I don’t know what I’m listening to. I’m not listening to something involving sports. So, yes Murray, you’re right, it’s the whole league. It’s the whole sport. I hate it. But I’m telling you, I said the same thing on day one of Chaim Bloom and I’ll say the same thing day one of this guy….I don’t know if there’s a guy in there. It’s another clone and sorry, nope…you don’t got the guy. Not the guy. Not the guy. Not the guy. Not the guy.