March 16, 2003


QUOTE OF THE DAY: "In some ways, the Red Sox front office in 2003 is like the John F. Kennedy White House. JFK was America's youngest president and relied on old sages like Dean Acheson, George Kennan, and Robert Lovett. But his closest confidants were young Ivy Leaguers McGeorge Bundy, Dick Goodwin, and his brother, Robert Kennedy. In Epstein's administration, Bill Lajoie, Lee Thomas, Mike Port, and Lou Gorman would represent Acheson & Co. Epstein's young turks are Josh Byrnes, Craig Shipley, and Ben Cherington. And the Stat Guru? According to historian David Halberstam, who wrote 'The Best and the Brightest,' Robert McNamara would have to be Bill James. McNamara was very statistical. His power came from his knowledge of numbers.'":- Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 16, 2003 08:49 PM
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