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08:14 AM ET 08.17 | With all kinds of issues swirling around the Red Sox, their top executives faced the media Thursday night, including president Larry Lucchino. "Every franchise, every brand goes through rough times. No one is immune to the hills and valleys," Lucchino said. "We've had a long run of success. We've created very high expectations for the franchise. Sometimes those high expectations are not met, and the result is a reduction, a hit to the brand and to the team and to the fan base. The cynical, jaded media do not necessarily capture the voice of the fan base." Lucchino also said he doesn't fear that players won't want to play for the Red Sox because of the controversies that have been swirling around the team since last September.

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August 17, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Great. Let's pour a little gas on the fire.

August 17, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Trouble with the Boston media? Say it isnt so.

August 17, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Trouble with the Boston media? Say it isnt so.

I know. Hard to believe.

August 17, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Trouble with the Boston media? Say it isnt so.

Oh it be so.............

August 17, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I know. Hard to believe.

Morning Clem..........

August 17, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Morning Clem..........

Morning Mick.

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August 17, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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Boston had one of the top three records in baseball between 2003-2012. They have one of the worst records in the AL east over the last 162 games.

True. Remember, the Yankees had the best record in MLB in the 1980s, but because they never won a WS those years it was all considered a failure.

You can do that in Atlanta and be told what a great organization you are, but in NY and Boston the rubric changes.

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August 17, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Great. Let's pour a little gas on the fire.

It's all Lucchino's fault. He's been taking advice from his bothers Voldemort and Sauron.

August 17, 2012  09:22 AM ET

I love the way the put Beckett, the symbol of Red Sox failure up there.

August 17, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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It's all Lucchino's fault. He's been taking advice from his bothers Voldemort and Sauron.

He who shall not be named.

August 17, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's all Lucchino's fault. He's been taking advice from his bothers Voldemort and Sauron.

*brothers

August 17, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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I love the way the put Beckett, the symbol of Red Sox failure up there.

Appropriate.

August 17, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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*brothers

Actually, I liked bothers better. Makes just as much sense.

August 17, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Actually, I liked bothers better. Makes just as much sense.

Good point.

August 17, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Love watching them burn down. Stocked up on my s'mores supplies to I can fully enjoy it.

August 17, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Good point.

And how is moose this morning?

 
August 17, 2012  09:29 AM ET

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