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« After Theo then what? | Main | Sox 2005 Bling »

November 01, 2005

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Chris

Here we all are in Sox Nation. Sitting stunned and feeling cheated due to the unwillingness of the Sox ownership to retain Theo Epstein. Instead of continuing a path of innovation, creativity and insight, the Sox have chosen a path all too familiar with days of old in Boston sports lore. Prepare yourself Sox Fans; we must now endure years of another talking-head in the form of Larry Lucchino representing an inept owner incapable of communicating on his own behalf. Not since the likes of John Harrington and Dan Duquette or the Kremlin-like relationship of Jeremy Jacobs and Harry Sinden have we witnessed a front office so self oriented that they only are capable of understanding the importance of their decisions based purely on their own needs. Let’s not forget, you have a team of players and a legion of fans that hold you accountable. As my father always taught me, credibility, respect, and leadership is something you earn, not something that is given to you. Do we not all agree that Theo has in fact earned this from you Mr. Lucchino? Even George “The Evil Empire” Steinbrenner was able to suck up his ego and essentially beg Brian Cashman back to do a job he continuously tampered with. I suggest, Mr. Lucchino, you evaluate your own ego and do the same.

Digital-Derek

I couldn't agree with you more Chris.

"Instead of continuing a path of innovation, creativity and insight, the Sox have chosen a path all too familiar with days of old in Boston sports lore."

That's quite poss. the best line I've read since this all went down. Disappointed is the word that keeps creeping up on my tounge. This has hurt me personally as a fan the most. More then Nomar, more then Petey leaving, more then anything. Players are replaceable, and there's a different logic that can be used when dealing with them. "He's injury porne" "He'll be 40 in four years", etc.

However a young, talented, and hungry GM leaving at the age of 31, after the best 3 year run of any GM in Red Sox history is horrible. This whole fiasco is either going to make Lucciano take a long look in the mirror, or solidify his reputation as a micromanaging control hungry baseball exec.

al

thank you theo, and always remember where ever you go that you're a red sox fan. . . .or at least you were.

jerseyjeff

Attention Dan Shaughnessy: do you think you could possibly take a breath and butt out of this please? Since when are you involved in negotiations between Theo, Lucchino and Henry? You write the piece as though it all goes through you, which I'm sure in your mind it does, even going so far as to wag your finger at Theo and warn him not to test Henry's loyalty. Does it not occur to you that this has nothing to do with you? You are just a writer, and in this case you are confusing yourself with part of the story. You did nothing to bring the pennant to Boston. Theo did, and now he's gone. So save your pontificating for the next victim.

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