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Give team management a break already

In response to the new book by former Red Sox manager Terry Francona: I, for one, am very proud of how the Sox have fared since John Henry, Larry Lucchino, and Tom Werner took over the team in 2001.

Having suffered through the Sox defeat in the 1946 World Series, I became a Boston Braves fan in ’48. That fine team went down to defeat to the Cleveland Indians in the Series that year.

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Obviously, it had been a drought until Henry, Lucchino, and Werner, with much experience with winning teams and stadium building, brought in good players and won two championships. I believe the team is headed toward more.

It is a shame that some berate management for not being baseball people. The legendary Tom Yawkey was there in ’46, but in the ensuing years, there wasn’t much winning baseball in this town.

Today baseball is big business, with much competition for players, requiring astute general managers and luck. This organization has done the job well. Give them a break.

Charles Smith

Cambridge

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