All Dressed Up...

All Dressed Up and Still
No One to Replace Theo

Theo, Whitney, Peggy, and John at Brookline High gala

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Bill Brett)

Theo Accepts a Brookline High Alumni Honor
(Herald Reports that Steinberg and Lucchino Were No-Shows)

"By this time next year, I would hope to be a general manager somewhere... Who knew that on Nov. 5 I’d be a Red Sox alumnus, too?" -- 11.5, Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein

... So There is a Chance

Lloyd Christmas: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me...ending up together?
Mary Swanson: Not good.
Lloyd Christmas: You mean not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary Swanson: I'd say more like one in a million.
[a long sad pause] Lloyd Christmas: So you're telling me there's a chance? Yeah! I read ya.
-- From the movie Dumb & Dumber, 1994

"There are those in and out of the Boston organization who hold out hope that Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino can be reunited with some negotiation of in-house structure... The Dodgers still want Epstein to at least listen to them, and there are many who feel that if the Frederick Malek group gets the Nationals, Epstein will be their first choice.

"Lucchino has been killed in Boston, but this is far more complicated that some Zoroastrian good/'n/evil thing, and repairable because of Henry and the fact that Lucchino clearly wanted Epstein back. There is also too much at stake in the franchise to spend this winter making risky decisions." -- 11.5, Peter Gammons, ESPN.com Insider (Subscription Only)

Lucchino May Be Naming Names; LaCava Not Asked to Interview... Yet
Indians Talked to Sox About Trading for Manny;
Sox Haven't Asked to Speak to Antonetti About GM Job... Yet

Sox GM Candidates Dropping Out Like Flies
Ho-Hum, Lucchino Sending GM-by-Committee to Meetings
Look on the Bright Side: We're Not the Dodgers... Yet

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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