Ben Cherington was the architect of a Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series 665 days ago. As of last night, he’s on his way out as general manager of that very same franchise.
There’s plenty of time to speculate as to how Dave Dombrowski, now Boston’s president of baseball operations, figures to change the Red Sox moving forward. The days before us will be filled withtalks of trading prospects, Rick Porcello jokes, David Price speculation and whispers as to what’s next for Cherington and his staff. We’ll get to some of that in a moment.
Any discussion of Tuesday’s tumultuous night at Fenway Park, should, however, begin with a look at Ben Cherington’s time in Boston, and how he became the owner of one of the strangest legacies not just in Red Sox history, but of any general manager in recent memory.
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