Lupica would make a great saber-dude because he certainly doesn’t watch the games. Oh…plus some choice Larry Lucchino-no’s.
When asked about the money the Red Sox spent this winter, Larry Lucchino, the president and CEO of the Red Sox and the guy who sets the tone there, said this:
“Every once in a while, you’ve got to prime the pump.”
Then Lucchino said, “We don’t spend money on free agents with any sort of frequency or regularity the way some East teams do. We rely primarily on homegrown players and the players we trade for (Gonzalez came in a trade with San Diego). But you can never eliminate any source of acquisition, including free agency, and we dip into the pool from time to time when we feel we must.”
...“I like the idea of putting a banner out front that says division winners,” Lucchino said.
Nobody wins the division this weekend. Maybe the Red Sox come out of Sunday night in first place, maybe the Yankees do. But if somebody had told you in April that the records would look like this in August and the standings would look like this and the matchups would look like this, any baseball fan from either city would have signed up for all of it in a heartbeat.