Ruben Amaro Jr. loses power, gains sanity as Red Sox coach
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Ruben Amaro wakes up every morning, picks up the newspaper, peruses the Internet, and seldom sees his name.
He turns on the radio driving to work, listens to the latest baseball news, and never hears his name.
He pulls into the Boston Red Sox parking lot, walks to the clubhouse, and no reporters are awaiting.
Amaro, who spent 17 years in the Philadelphia Phillies front office, and seven as their beleaguered general manager, never imagined that anonymity could feel so good.
The ridicule and scorn has stopped. The media isn’t calling for his job. The hate mail has ceased.... read more
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