Lucchino re-affirms commitment to Red Sox
|12.13.08 at 3:06 pm ET|
Perception and reality of Red Sox CEO and President Larry Lucchino often seem divorced. He is viewed as a powerful voice who is difficult to work with, a notion that swelled when Sox GM Theo Epstein briefly left the job in 2005. Yet Epstein has now been on the job for six years, just as Kevin Towers served as general manager during almost the entirety of the time when Lucchino served as the president of the Padres.
Since Epstein’s return to Boston, there has been plenty of speculation that Lucchino might bolt at any moment for another opportunity. Initially, it was assumed that the Dodgers–an organization that has evidenced a remarkable fascination with anyone who has been in the employ of the Sox–might make a run at wooing Lucchino back to the West Coast. (He owns a home in La Jolla, Calif.) The latest is a suggestion that Lucchino might try to form an ownership group to save the Padres from current owner John Moores, whose messy divorce has forced San Diego to shed payroll and put talented players on the market.
But Lucchino did his best to quash the speculation of a San Diego Union-Tribune columnist:
All I can say is that I have a wife and kids and I’m comfortably ensconced in Boston. I’m gainfully employed and my situation is very attractive. I don’t think you’ll see me in the hunt (to buy the Padres). My plan is to stay here.
There has been a tendency, over the course of Lucchino’s seven seasons in Boston, not to take such claims at face value. But given his track record, it would seem misguided to suggest that Lucchino has any ambitions of parting ways with the Red Sox.
Larry Lucchino joined Rob Bradford & Mike Mutnansky live from Fenway Park during the Christmas at Fenway Event. CLICK HERE to listen to Larry’s interview about the new uniforms and the Red Sox off-season activity.
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