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Torey Lovullo shaves head in support of John Farrell

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TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 27: Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox talks to bench coach Torey Lovullo #17 in the dugout during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 27, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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Red Sox manager John Farrell has been away from the team since mid-August while undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 1 lymphoma. Bench coach Torey Lovullo, who has been serving as manager in his absence, showed up to the ballpark Saturday with a shaved head. According to Christopher Smith of, Lovullo said he did it to show support for his friend and what he’s going through right now.

“You’ll see him — he doesn’t have much hair right now,” Lovullo said. “It’s all an adjustment for us. But I made a commitment to him when he told me he was going to go through this process that I’d shave my head when he got to that point. And yesterday was that point. But he’s doing good.""

Pretty cool stuff. Farrell and Lovullo have a long history together going back to when they were teammates with the Angels in 1993.

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