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“A little bit of an adjustment, just from the fact that it’s new role,” Bogar said. “And obviously we have all these different variables that we have to add in with the new complex, and new staff, and now we’re adding a couple new players, a couple of guys have left, [Jonathan Papelbon] and those guys. So it’s been a little bit of an adjustment. But it’s baseball. I’ve been doing it my whole life, and luckily Bobby’s been making it pretty easy. So it’s a good thing.”
Bogar will be responsible for the logistics of spring training. But with a new complex, much of that remains to be worked out.
“Yeah, that’s one of the more difficult things because you don’t know how far it is from field to field, where the batting cages are, where the stuff is,“ he said. “So to organize it all is a little bit of a challenge. But everybody would like to go into a new complex. Obviously, after a day or two, we’ll get all the kinds worked out.”
This story didn't get much pub on Friday and with the usual slow end-of-January off-season Sunday, this is a good off-day read. Tim Bogar was one of the few that made it through the usual firings as a team transitions to a new manager. As you know, Bogar was promoted to bench coach from third base and has to deal with a lot more responsibility along with adapting to change. I'm sure he is thrilled he no longer has to decide whether to hold up the stop sign or waive players like Gonzo and Ortiz home.
Bogar also commented on how the two still don't know each other well andValentine's work ethic.
“I don’t think I got the true flavor of Bobby Valentine as a manger in those two months,” Bogar said. “And then in spring training is when I left. So I don’t know if I really, truly got to know Bobby as a manager.
“Bobby’s always trying to take care of business,” Bogar said. “It’s 24/7, and he wants everybody to know he’s all in. I think he wants the players to know that. He wants the coaches to know it. He wants [the media] to know it. He wants the public to know it. So he’s going to do whatever it takes for people to understand that this is a big deal and we’re going to do this right.”...
I don't think it is a secret that Bobby V wants everyone to know his deal and what he is up to. We all hope Bobby can control his need and desire to be front and center and just get the Sox to the playoffs. Give this article a shot if you have a few minutes to spare on this lazy Sunday. What else are you going to do? Watch the Pro Bowl? Give a break.
Oh, and Bogar picked the Pats in the Super Bowl, he kinda had to.
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