Menino? No.

Red Sox Apprentice

Menino? No.

Tom Menino

(Boston Globe File Photo / Frank O'Brien 1996)

Boston Mayor Tom Menino is the First GM Candidate Dismissed from the Sweet 16

Red Sox Apprentice: Boston Mayor Tom Menino became the first casualty of the final 16 candidates vying for the vacant Red Sox GM position last night. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino was not available to the media for comment, but issued a statement regarding his decision: “Mayor Menino is a longtime Red Sox season ticket holder and passionate Red Sox fan, and he controls a lot of the land that we plan to conquer as we build our Red Sox Nation theme park. However, the fact that he won the recent mayoral election in Boston, which he seems committed to until at least 2009, would make it difficult for him to devote the time necessary to cut the payroll here on Yawkey Way. Therefore, I bid my fellow Italian-American arrivederci!”

Menino, who was disappointed at losing his first competition since the mid-1980s, said “they’ll do it through teamwork” for now in describing how the Red Sox will do business until a GM is found. The mayor did promise to have a parade through the city once the Red Sox GM is eventually named and added "much like a cookie, my candidacy crumbled."

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