Red Sox back in comfort zone

Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz welcome return of John Farrell as manager

Updated: October 23, 2012, 4:38 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Hiring John Farrell as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox is general manager Ben Cherington's best attempt at quickly changing the culture, attitude and passion of the players.

It didn't take long for Farrell to start reaching out to his new players as he made phone calls and sent text messages on Sunday, the day the team announced the hire was official.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was at the airport on his way home from a family vacation when he ...

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