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“I actually like being the underdog,” said Lucchino, who then compared his club with the rebuilt, back-in-business Toronto Blue Jays, who spent a ton of money this offseason
After going 69-93
Has any megapayroll (top 3, say) team in baseball, in any era, been so awful?
I was surprised to see this---I didn't realize that they were that bad last year!!
I honestly don't think I've ever rooted for a team in any sport for a season that was so miserable, particularly once Middlebrooks got hurt. There was just nothing to be excited about.
systematically squandered a variety of significant structural advantages
And one advantage they do (did) have -the ability to overspend- they seem determined to curtail.
They're spending right up to the luxury tax threshold. In previous seasons they've been willing to go over it by $5M or so. This is a very minor change.
an appearance from a future Cy Young award winner
I'm sure I'm outing myself as woefully uncool but I don't know who that woman in the picture is but she is creeping me the hell out.
The Red Sox are underdogs like the Lakers are underdogs.
ou can't spend millions and millions of dollars stupidly and then turn around and claim that you are "scrappy". Like Andy says, take off the first letter of that and you have it right.
I really dislike it when a middle manager like Larry Lucchino feels like he can speak to the media as the 'voice' of the organization.
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