Apparently it was George Herbert, the English clergyman and metaphysical poet, who coined the phrase: “Living well is the best revenge.”
And for those of us who don’t read a lot of metaphysical poetry (or even know what a metaphysical poem is), Herbert’s best-known line was probably: “His bark is worse than his bite.”
That’s a line you can really, uh, sink your teeth into.
In any event, our friend Herbert hit the nail on the head in terms of how Blue Jays fans should deal with the fact that former Toronto manager John Farrell is now the skipper of the Boston Red Sox.
Sure there was a lot of anger in Toronto last year when Farrell manipulated his way out of his Blue Jays contract to secure his “dream job” of managing the Red Sox, showing an appalling lack of loyalty to the organization that gave him his first managing gig.
And there still is a lot of anger.
But you know what?
It’s time to move on.