With Alex Cora out, speculation is growing about who the next manager of the Red Sox might be.
The Sox parted ways with Cora last night as the result of his involvement in Major League Baseball's investigation into electronic sign-stealing.
Some of the names that have surfaced for the managerial opening include retired Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and second-baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Spring training starts in a month.
The issue could come up this weekend in Springfield when Red Sox brass and players will be in Springfield for the Red Sox Fan Fest.
Officials say that there will be plenty of detours around the Mass Mutual Center and the MGM Springfield Casino for the weekend events.
The city will be closing the following streets:
·Main Street between Court and Howard streets to make way for an interactive tent spanning across Main Street.
·State Street will be closed between One MGM Way to Willow Street.
·State Street at Dwight Street, State Street at East Columbus Avenue, and Main Street at Union Street will be manned by Springfield Police to allow local traffic and access to businesses only.
The streets will be open to pedestrian traffic to encourage the 10,000 or so fans to visit local businesses and restaurants while they are here in Springfield.