Naturally, Shank has to mar one of his better columns in quite some time by taking a shot at owner John Henry:
The one constant was the absence of Henry. The principal owner missed last year’s Francona firing after he suffered a minor injury when he slipped and fell on his yacht. Henry was not present for Thursday’s round-tables.The new Liverpool manager has been there for four whole months; give it time, Shank...
“The job of dealing with the press, for better or worse, falls with Ben and me,’’ said Lucchino.
And let’s not forget that the big Liverpool-Udinese match from Enfield (sic - should be Anfield - ed.) was unfolding while Lucchino and Cherington explained the firing of Valentine. Victims of a dreaded “own goal,” Liverpool lost, 3-2.
Hope nobody got sacked.