End of an era

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From tfrancona@bostonredsox.mlb.com:

Dear Bill.

Thanks for your call. It’s been a pretty bad couple of days. I’ll miss your visits to the dugout down in Fort Myers. It was always good talking strategy with you, even though I’m not sure you ever got that I coach baseball, not jai alai. I appreciate the Bon Jovi tickets, and after the smoke clears I’ll take you up on that offer of a fishing trip on the Five Rings. Maybe we can ram John Henry’s boat, the Two Rings, ha ha.

Out of here,

Tito

From the Playbook:

You got a raw deal, Terry. Those morons stuck you with a locker room full of Adalius Thomases and expected you to pull a rabbit out of the hat. I’m sure it’s no comfort to you now, but my understanding of it is that jai alai isn’t a very popular sport in general. Something about the goatskin balls — people get squeamish. I had Berj look into it and he says that it’s still pretty big down in Orlando. With your record I bet you can hook up with a squad — or a fronton — down there in no time. 

Don’t be a stranger,

Bill

Colts Country Is for Old Men

Supreme-court

From IndyBill@Colts.com:

Hey Bill – 

How’s it feel to be the coach of a New England franchise that hasn’t won a recent championship? The Sox, Celts and now Bruins have all won after you. 

Are you losing your touch? You haven’t won a playoff game since 2007! Still spooked by David Tyree and Spygate? The top movie in 2007 was “No Country for Old Men”. That’s how long it’s been since you’ve won a playoff game! Have you lost your fastball?

Sincerely, 

Bill Polian

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From the Playbook:

Thanks for your concern, Bill — I’m sorry I couldn’t be there when the AARP honored you for your commitment to keeping seniors in the workplace. Taking Kerry Collins out of that retirement home — that took a lot of compassion on your part. I have to hand it to you — your defense makes the Supreme Court look like a youth movement. And on top of that you’ve been a friend to the disabled: half your cap room is tied up in a guy with a broken neck. With these kinds of moral victories in your win column, who needs an actual win? Looking forward to seeing you in December,

Bill