Near the beginning of the negotiations, David and his people made it abundantly clear how strongly he felt about the team, and the city of Boston, and the fans, and that he really wanted to stay. That was something...well, something we'd never experienced before. And it really helped both sides get focused on getting the deal done.That was nothing short of a slam on Pedro and Damon. Pretty shrewd.
Monday, April 10, 2006
So David Ortiz is in Boston through 2010, possibly 2011. Which is awesome. But the press conference itself was unusual in that it was so much fun to watch. Obviously it's always a joy to hear Ortiz talk. But it speaks volumes that Theo can sit right next to him and tell a bunch of reporters that the Sox front office and players generally don't agree on a player's value. And the best part was when John Henry interjected after Lucchino was done answering a question (about their desire to sign Ortiz) and said something to the effect of (I'm paraphrasing; no transcript yet):