No hard feelings between Blue Jays brass and John Farrell

Former Blue Jays manager John Farrell (left) and general manager Alex Anthopoulos talk behind the...

Former Blue Jays manager John Farrell (left) and general manager Alex Anthopoulos talk behind the batting cage during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., Feb. 29, 2012. (MIKE CASSESE/Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

NASHVILLE - All the details have not yet been finalized, but if you take all of Tuesday’s words at face value ...

New Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell will either dine at the house of Toronto Blue Jays’ club president Paul Beeston or general manager Alex Anthopoulos on April 6, following Boston’s afternoon game at the Rogers Centre.

And Anthopoulos will be invited by Farrell for lunch May 1 before the Jays first visit to Fenway Park.

They are all still one big happy family ... only working for different American League East teams.

“It’s not like John resigned or anything,” Anthopoulos told reporters. “It wasn’t like he didn’t want to be here ... the Boston situation presented itself.”

No, he only told the Jays that he wanted to manage Boston on Thanksgiving weekend, as he had done the October before, after one year of his three-year contract.

“It wasn’t about me orchestrating a departure out of Toronto, which I take from a lot of experiences and great memories,” F


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