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Larry Lucchino Writes Letter To Red Sox Season-Ticket Holders
Published July 17, 2012
BEANTOWN BLUES: A BOSTON.CBSLOCAL.com report asked, “Was this really the best idea for Lucchino and the Sox?” WBZ-FM broadcaster Scott Zolak said, “Don’t you lay low if you’re him. Just try to sneak back into this thing?” WBZ's Andy Gresh said that “all the names Lucchino used for his players ... [were] pretty corny.” Gresh: “It’s like bad wrestling gimmick names. I’m sure the ‘inspired’ Daniel Nava, Scott Podsednik and all the people who have held down the fort through the injuries are happy to hear the management say ‘the return of the varsity.’ That’s nice” (BOSTON.CBSLOCAL.com, 7/13). Comcast SportsNet New England's Rich Levine wrote of Lucchino’s praise for Ortiz, “Vintage Lucchino. Over-the-top to the point of insincerity. ‘What? What do you mean Big Papi doesn’t like the way we treat him? Didn’t he see my letter to the Season Ticket Holders?!’” (CSNNE.com, 7/13). Baseball writer Murray Chass wrote, “Lucchino has been in Boston too long (11 years) to think he can bamboozle Red Sox fans, but that doesn’t stop the team’s president and chief executive officer from trying” (MURRAYCHASS.com, 7/15).