What a difference a year makes for both the perception and the reality of the Red Sox ownership trio.
Here are subjects that didn’t come up during Saturday’s World Series-celebrating duck boat parade when team owner John Henry (obligatory mention that he is also the owner of the Globe), chairman Tom Werner, and president and CEO Larry Lucchino were being interviewed: the Liverpool Football Club, commemorative bricks, sellout streak, and television ratings.
People often ask what kind of sports town Boston is. Is it a baseball town, a hockey town, a football town, a basketball town? It’s a town that embraces winners, which the Red Sox are again. All the dissatisfaction and anger the Red Sox generated last season has been recycled into adoration and exultation.
That includes the oft-assailed Sox ownership.
They did what they said they were going to do — fix what was broken. As much blame as they fielded for the rudderless 2012 campaign, they deserve equal credit for making the course corrections that resulted in the World Series trophy taking a duck boat joy ride around town.
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