Larry Lucchino thanks Sox fans for keeping the faith
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Red Sox President Larry Lucchino sent an open letter to season tickets holders Friday thanking fans for their loyal support.
Mid-way through the season, Red Sox nation has painfully watched its team wallow in last place in the AL East.
Red Sox management decided the fans needed a lift, so Lucchino sent out an open letter to season ticket holders. He thanked fans for their loyal support and admitted, “Our play on the field has at times tested the mettle of the faithful.”
“It’s tough being a Red Sox fan,” said Earl Hand.
Reminding fans that injured stars like Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia will soon be back, Lucchino wrote, “We look forward… to the return of the varisty…”
“I think the fact that these players are coming back gives me hope. The fact that as limited the team that we had for the first half of the year, 10 games back is nothing,” said John Shea.
“That’s who everybody wants to go see at the games is their favorite players so it gets more people in the stands,” said Vanessa Parker.
But can a simple letter provide hope for a turn-around season?
“I think you go 86 years without winning one and then win two, you can’t stop believing now, right? You gotta have faith,” said Colby Kowalski.
“I don’t need a letter to give me hope. I always have hope for the Red Sox. They always come back at the end of the season. They do this to us every year,” said one woman.
“They’re the best last place team there is in baseball so they’ll be alright,” said Dan Desmond.
In the letter, Lucchino reminded fans it is Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary.