From the Washington Times back on October 17th:
With the New York Yankees out of the postseason, the Boston Red Sox have become the Goliath of this American League Championship Series.
It is not a position Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino is comfortable with.
He doesn’t like being lumped with the Yankees under any circumstances, even though sometimes it seems like the Yankees and the Red Sox are in one division and the 28 other major league teams are in another when it comes to finances.
“Walk a mile in our shoes and see how different we think we are from the Yankees,” Lucchino said. “They have the benefit of the largest market in the Western world. We have to compete with them, but they are tens of millions of dollars higher than us. It is inappropriate to lump us with them. It is the Yankees out there and 29 other teams in the next category. We want to be the little engine that could.”
I have to remember this quote if A-Rod opts out and the Red Sox throw Alex bags full of money to sign him.