What The Dentist Ordered
(for the morning after elimination)
Rough cut from Thursday's 'Executive Report' on WEEI's Dennis and
Callahan Show with. John Dennis (JD) and Gerry Callahan (GC).
Lucky had a "flight" (to owner's meeting) and couldn't come on his
weekly gig, so I present to you Dr. Charles Steinberg (CS), VP
Public Affairs, aka The Dentite with John Dennis (JD) and Gerry
CS: Always heard the town and media had capacity to be this way
(negative) now learning first hand... you don't believe that the
team is playing championship caliber, don't believe you should
give your heart... intangibly, go through club looking for the
answer, there is no tangible answer, do they have cohesiveness,
tenacity that they still have a Sept. left... but your eulogy this
morning would lead us to believe otherwise.
JD: You brought in bullets to make run, aren't you upset?
CS: Last week and a half tumultuous, heartbreak Saturday, good win
Monday, don't know what to believe... had two tough losses to
Yanks, then Cleveland... you know after winning three or four they
say, they're resurgent... Is there a spirit that come hell or high
water we're gonna do what it takes to win.
GC: But you have to go 20-5 if Anaheim goes like .500...
CS: Right, right... well you want to have that "dogged," never say
die attitude, gritty fight to the finish...
GC: We see that in Oakland...
CS: Well my favorite loss of the year was the Long catch when we
Oakland, the kind of game where you say 'gosh you just got beat by
a good team' but when you make errors, or question guys' head
being in the game, that's when...
GC: Where is Larry? Ducking us?
CS: he's right where you want him to be, on a plane (JD: hiring a
new manager?... CS: haaa no Grady's terrific) no, Larry's on a
plane going to owner's meeting to speak up on our behalf.
GC: Does he curse the day DanDuquette signed Phony Clark? Guys
fighting for the Union except he can't play on field where your
paying him? It must drive Lucchino crazy.
CS: Let's define two things that define LL. One is winning. The
other is being aggressive. No hard feelings about the talent
assembled here, so much this season that's being really, really
great... point of anxiety, saying 'we're this good, got to be
better'... bear down the jets, go beyond the capacity of what you
want to do... you're talking about mental where their head,
spirit, unity is .. that is what drives Larry forward, might say
crazy, that's what Grady knows has to get done in September.
(editor's note: he said it, sounded like old Duke radio
appearances with a spiritual overtone)
The New Concourse...
CS: You can enter on the Van Ness side, any of gates, 1/2 hour
early to batting practice wish your best to the players... (what
time beer/) Luis Tiant there with new Cuban food. Gates 5:05,
thousand tickets still available... concourse: Open Air version of
the concourse...haa (leak in bushes) for those more civilized, new
restroom for women and families, one specifically designed for
disabilities... (women pee in troughs?) Will call still Gate A,
(can you sneak in? through the bowling alley).. I think that
reflects your approach Gerry...
CS: Just keep the faith, there's a lot of baseball left!
GC: Will you be able to see Rey's Bentley from the new concourse?
All: Haaaa haaaa haaaa....