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   1. 185/456(GGC) Posted: July 11, 2006 at 07:32 PM (#2095619)
Littlefield and Ricciardi are New Englanders. I forget if anyone else is, but I recall Joe and Jerry bringing that up, oh, 1,000 times.
   2. covelli chris p Posted: July 11, 2006 at 07:50 PM (#2095644)
the duquettes are from new england, too, right?
   3. 185/456(GGC) Posted: July 11, 2006 at 08:45 PM (#2095704)
the duquettes are from new england, too, right?

Dan's from Daulton, MA (or somewhere around Pittsfield). No idea about Jim. Harry Dalton was from New England, If I read Nine Innings correctly. Is he contemporary enough to count?
   4. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: July 11, 2006 at 08:49 PM (#2095706)
Dan's from Daulton, MA (or somewhere around Pittsfield).

He runs -- or at least has put his name on -- a sports academy in Hinsdale, MA.
   5. Sexy Lizard Posted: July 11, 2006 at 10:08 PM (#2095781)
FWIW, Baird has a reputation as good at finding scrap-heap players that can be useful for a bit (see Brown, Emil). I think it's likely that the PawSox can look forward to some good seasons by unheralded late-20s slugging first basemen and corner outfielders who are waiting around for someone to tweak a hammy.
   6. RobertMachemer Posted: July 12, 2006 at 08:01 AM (#2096533)
Harry Dalton, an Amherst College graduate, hired Dan Duquette, another Amherst College graduate, who hired Ben Cherington, still another Amherst College graduate.
   7. Josh Posted: July 12, 2006 at 12:33 PM (#2096568)
someone to tweak a hammy

Or tear a meniscus.
   8. bwright Posted: July 12, 2006 at 02:07 PM (#2096620)
maybe the selection bias is inversed. people who grow up in NE want to work for the Sox. Failed GMs getting a job as freelance scout with a team is not that unusual.
   9. Dave Cyprian Posted: July 12, 2006 at 06:13 PM (#2096904)
#6, what!??? I graduated from Amherst College, I love the Red Sox, I am unemployed. Give me a job!
   10. RobertMachemer Posted: July 12, 2006 at 08:07 PM (#2097012)
I too graduated from Amherst and contacted Cherington in the summer of 2000 when I knew I was leaving a job. He encouraged me to apply for a low-level position (and I would have if I wanted to wait until November -- the hiring time for baseball is after the season, for fairly understandable reasons).

If you're seriously interested in applying for a job, I suggest you go to the Amherst alumni website, look up Ben's email address, and drop him a line before applying. He and I went to college at the same time (although we didn't really know each other), so that was at least one "in" I had with him. It probably can't hurt for you to write him, though you'd actually send any application to someone else, of course.
   11. The Run Fairy Posted: July 12, 2006 at 08:25 PM (#2097037)
...and if youre a UMASS-Amherst grad, call the Brockton Rox for a job. They always need people to pick up the peanut casings after the game.

/juss playin
   12. Mudpout Posted: July 13, 2006 at 06:18 PM (#2097698)
Baird took a lot of grief over his time with the Royals, and it's clear the organization is in a bad way, but it was also clear that he was a GM with definite strenghts, and that he was in one of the worst ownership situations around. I think this is a good pickup in that I think Baird can play a good "platoon role" in the front office. I like him as an advisor, but I'm glad someone else has the final say.
   13. villageidiom Posted: July 14, 2006 at 03:14 AM (#2098407)
Is the Sox FO biased in favor of New Englanders? Certainly seems that way.

Hometown discount?

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