What John Farrell is up to these days may surprise you

WEEI
June 25, 2019 - 12:08 pm
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After John Farrell was fired following the 2017 season, he didn't leave the game of baseball entirely.

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The former Red Sox manager worked for ESPN and also as a scout for the Reds, but now he's doing something he's always loved -- being out on the water as a lobster fisherman.

According to The Boston Globe's Stan Grossfeld, Farrell heads up a 46-foot lobster boat named Seaweed and wakes up at 3:15 a.m. where he spends 12 hour days in the ocean off the coast of Massachusetts setting and pulling lobster traps. He's placed close to 800 of them in the ocean.

"It’s peaceful,” Farrell said. “It’s a completely different world out on the water."

This is something that Farrell has wanted to do since he was a kid when his dad, who was a lobsterman in New Jersey, took him on trips growing up.

"Fortunately, I was able to throw a baseball, but in the back of my mind, I forever envisioned returning to the water," Farrell said.

“This is a lifelong dream,” he added.

As for his former team, Farrell doesn't really keep up as he's usually in bed by the time the games start.

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