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The Red Sox and Yankees don’t do humble well

Feb 1, 2011, 6:09 AM EST

Mike Lowell, Robinson Cano

Last week Brian Cashman said that the Red Sox were probably the better team on paper. Yesterday, Red Sox President Larry Lucchino downplayed that. For those of you who don’t think the Yankees-Red Sox thing isn’t icky enough, I give you “hormonal satisfaction”:

Although Larry Lucchino admitted to taking “hormonal satisfaction” from the Red Sox outdueling the rival Yankees this winter, neither the team president nor chairman Tom Werner put much stock in New York GM Brian Cashman’s remarks last week that the Sox are the better team. Werner even labeled it “reverse psychology.”

Said Lucchino: “They’re always the favorites. C’mon, they’re the New York Yankees. They’re in the biggest market in the world. We’re happy to be the guys that they worry about looking over their shoulder.

The only thing less appetizing than thinking of a baseball rivalry in terms of “hormonal satisfaction” is listening to Yankees and Red sox brass argue over who the bigger underdog is.

Oh, and in case you’re interested, Lucchino’s comments come in the course of an article about Josh Beckett being in much better shape. It wasn’t quite strong enough for a BSOML headline, but if some of you guys get hormonal satisfaction over that meme I’ve tried to beat into the ground, it may scratch the itch anyway.

  1. billybeaneismyhero - Feb 1, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    Hormonal satisfaction? Yeah, I don’t think I’ll be eating breakfast this morning.

  2. kiwicricket - Feb 1, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    If I’m the only person who read the words ‘hormonal satisfaction’ then giggled at the picture…..I will quit the internet

    • Kevin S. - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:46 AM

      There is no need for you to retire from the interwebs. I was right there with you.

  3. Jonny 5 - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    LMAO!!! They should rename that page “obsessed much?”

  4. BC - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  5. yankeesfanlen - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    hehe hehe, you said “hormonal”.

  6. Jonny 5 - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    And people wonder why Lee preferred Philly….. Between Greenberg and his totally redunkulous statements to the GM and ownership of the Yankees carrying on like big babies, It looks like a no brainer actually.

  7. Kevin S. - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Honesty before modesty guys. Always.

  8. proudlycanadian - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Excess pride goeth before the fall. Both teams have holes. It would be fun if one or both of them fails to make the playoffs.

  9. bobwsc - Feb 1, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    he and John Henry hurt the image of the Sox. they do a lot for the organization but should be banned from public speaking.

  10. phukyouk - Feb 1, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    C’mon Craig… you couldnt use the Picture of Farnsworth Flooring Youk?

  11. Glenn - Feb 1, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    “Hormonal satisfaction”? Is that the latest old guy pill?

    “You’re the best!” “No, you’re the best!” “No, YOU’RE the best!”

    I agree with bobwsc – Lucchino and Henry should just leave the public comments to those they pay to do it. Of course, who among us could own a team and keep quiet about it?

    • florida727 - Feb 1, 2011 at 3:32 PM

      ‘Glenn’ is right. These two guys are both one clown short of a circus when it comes to public speaking. Then again, they’ve purchased the right to open their collective mouth as they deem fit. What’s that old phrase? “Say nothing and let people think you’re an idiot, or say something and remove all doubt.” Just sayin’…

  12. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 1, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    bottom line, baston could win the next 10 WS’s and they will never, ever be able to hold a candle to the Yanks, thats not a opinion, its a fact

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