Shank's Half-Assed Non-Apology
I'm not sure the word 'apology' is fitting here, but Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino flipped Shank off in yesterday's sitdown with reporters in Fort Myers (two posts down from this one). With many years, numerous negative columns and gallons of bad blood bewtween them, Shank's current column pretends to like Larry Luccino.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — How much do I love Larry Lucchino? Let me count the ways. I may not be able to come up with 100, but there’s a lot to love about the Red Sox CEO.The last point is where Shank gives the game away:
■ He played basketball at Princeton with Bill Bradley.
■ He built Camden Yards, the ballpark that changed everything about the way ballparks are built over the last two decades.
■ The late George Steinbrenner hated Lucchino.
■ It was Lucchino who oversaw the spectacular renovation of Fenway Park.
■ Lucchino dated Maria Shriver.
■ Larry changed the Culture Of No at Fenway Park. He came to Boston in 2001 and announced that the Red Sox were “in the Yes Business.’’
■ Larry was a star baseball player at Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. It’s the same high school that produced Curtis Martin.
■ Lucchino is the only man on the planet with a Final Four ring, a Super Bowl ring, and a World Series ring.
■ In Earl Weaver style, Lucchino loves a good argument, has thick skin, and doesn’t take things personally.I think the logical conclusion here is this column is just Shank saying, 'Back at ya, Larry!'
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