• Loudmouth Larry Lucchino Amped For Yanks, Sox Players Not So Much

    Posted by on August 30th, 2011 · Comments (4)

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    “Absolutely,” [Red Sox president Larry] Lucchino said when asked if he’s still amped. “We want to win, we want home-field advantage. And by the way, if we were playing them in a Tiddlywinks match, or a checkers game, we’d get amped up. At least I would.”

    “Every time we play them it’s important,” said Boston’s scheduled starter for the series finale, Jon Lester. “Every game, from here on out, is important. We’re not going to think it any differently between the Yankees or Baltimore or anywhere else. We’ve just got to keep playing good baseball.”

    At the same time, Sox players also acknowledged Monday that the series isn’t as dire as it perhaps could be.

    “Both [teams] are in the playoffs, that’s the main thing,” Lester said when asked if he preferred a division title to the Wild Card. “It’s just getting in the playoffs, and making sure you get hot at the right time, and ride it out as long as you can.”

    “Both teams are in a pretty good position to make the playoffs,” said Adrian Gonzalez. “I guess the importance is who wins the division and who wins the Wild Card. It doesn’t [matter how we get into the playoffs], but it’s always great for the fans to beat up on the Yanks. Just trying to win a series for the fans.”

    These are the days I miss Heineken Hank chiming in…

    In any event, the games should be interesting – they always are up in Fenway.

    It’s just too bad that A-Rod will probably miss these games.  When he’s in the mix, that usually adds to the flavor of these events.

    Me?  I just want to see the Yankees play better against Boston – than they have, so far, this season.  Is that too much to ask for?

    Comments on Loudmouth Larry Lucchino Amped For Yanks, Sox Players Not So Much

    1. Evan3457
      August 30th, 2011 | 11:10 am

      Yanks need CC to beat Lackey in the 1st game.

      Other two pitching matchups are unfavorable. Game Two is Beckett vs. Hughes. Game Three is Burnett vs Lester.

      Sox should be favored by “runs” in the 3rd game. For the 5th time in 5 series this year, Sox have Beckett and Lester lined up to start against the Yanks.

      So I need CC to win the 1st game. After that, it looks like more of the same, unless the Yanks’ offense has an uprising vs. one of the Sox’ two aces.

    2. Evan3457
      August 30th, 2011 | 3:50 pm

      My error above: Lester didn’t start in the 1st series, but he and Beckett have both pitched in the 3 series since, and are scheduled back to back in this one.

    3. Greg H.
      August 30th, 2011 | 10:14 pm

      Typical Beantown beanball in this one. Total BS. Would have liked to see someone challenge CC at that point. He looked ready to go. This is a microscopic strike zone.

      10:14 PM – way to go Boone – 2K to leave ‘em loaded.

    4. Raf
      August 31st, 2011 | 8:19 pm

      I guess it should be no surprise that everyone is into the rivalry except the players.

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