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Francona book 'petty' and misleading

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08:10 AM ET 02.04 | From his perspective, Smith College professor of economics Andrew Zimbalist sees something different. [Zimbalist], in a podcast interview with Kirk Minihane to discuss the portrayal of Red Sox owners in "Francona: The Red Sox Years," suggested that the book (co-authored by former Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy) offered a dramatic misrepresentation of the strong work done by Sox owners during their almost 11 years in charge of the team. "I felt like a lot of the book engages in these kinds of petty accusations." ... Zimbalist added that the notion that the team's owners do not love the game was also misleading. "I think they're all really smart. And I think they all really do love baseball."

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February 4, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Somebody needs to explain why Prof. Zimbalist's opinion means the slightest thing.

Didn't he used to star on the TV show F. B. I.?

February 4, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Didn't he used to star on the TV show F. B. I.?

No that was his son, Efrem junior.

February 4, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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No that was his son, Efrem junior.

Oh yeah. Thanks.

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February 4, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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I thought that was Hawaii 5-0, but I didn't watch either show. Ephraim Zimbalist Jr. was tied with Engelbert Humperdinck for my favorite name from those times.

How about Slim Pickens?

February 4, 2013  09:23 AM ET

I went to college with a guy named Dane Dearlove, and another one named Dean Darling.

No ****, not making it up.

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February 4, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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I went to college with a guy named Merle Hamburger, and he looked like he ate plenty of them.

Was he a Jimmy Buffet fan?

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