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Christopher L. Gasper

Now Ben Cherington must prove himself

This time Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington didn’t have to swallow his pride along with his food.

The Chinese Food Chat at Larry Lucchino’s abode Saturday night that sealed John Farrell’s hiring must have gone much better than last year’s meal in Milwaukee with Dale Sveum. That lunch left Cherington in the lurch, overruled and undermined by club president/CEO Lucchino and ownership. It set the table for the team’s worst season since 1965.

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