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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ortiz: Farrell 'is my main man'

By Joe McDonald

David Ortiz had good words to say about new Red Sox manager John Farrell on Sunday afternoon.

“To be honest with you, there is something about John that they can see because they’ve been chasing John for the last couple of years,” Ortiz said. “I love John. John is my main man, even when he was the pitching coach.

“But I don’t know if it’s fair for him to walk into this situation that we are in right now. Hopefully everything goes well and he can change things around. He’s up for the challenge and what he’s going to bring to the table and hopefully everything goes great. I know things didn’t go the way he expected in Toronto; hopefully it works out for him here.

“When he was dealing with the pitchers, he kept them lined up,” Ortiz said. “What was it? I don’t know, but we’re about to find out if we can go back to that because we need that.

“We needed something different,” Ortiz said. “I think you’re going to notice a difference. We need somebody to increase the way things are around here and John’s the guy. I’m excited.”