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Morning Hot Reads: Rev On The Red Line

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The BOSTON GLOBE writes the Red Sox have taken a "philosophical U-turn " under President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski . In movie terms, the team has "switched from documentary filmmaking" under former GM Ben Cherington  to "producing a star-studded summer blockbuster" under Dombrow...

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