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!'