Celebrating the Red Sox

WED, MAY 4, 2005 (1:17:21)

Larry Lucchino, Red Sox CEO, Tom Werner, co-owner of the team, and Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe columnist and author of Reversing the Curse, look back at the season leading up to the Red Sox’s World Series championship. Mike Barnicle, Boston Herald columnist, moderates.

+ BIO: Larry Lucchino

Lawrence Lucchino, (born 6 September 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the current president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henry’s ownership group. Lucchino graduated from Princeton University in 1967 and later attended Yale Law School. At Princeton, Lucchino was on the basketball team with Bill Bradley who later became an NBA star and United States Senator from New Jersey. After law school, Lucchino practiced law with the Washington, D. C. law firm of Williams & Connelly. The founder, famed litigator, Edward Bennett Williams, had ownership interest in both the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. Lucchino’s law practice at Williams & Connelly included a substantial amount of work for those two sports teams. Through that work he ultimately became president/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles and later, the San Diego Padres. Under his watch, both teams built new stadiums Camden Yards and Petco Park.

+ BIO: Dan Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy is a columnist for the Boston Globe sports section. He has written 11 books, including The Curse of the Bambino, Senior Year, and Fenway A Biography in Words and Pictures. Before becoming a columnist, Shaughnessy covered the Red Sox and Celtics. He appears regularly on ESPNs Rome is Burning and is a daily co-host of the Mike Barnicle program on WTKK, 96.9 FM talk in Boston. He is also a regular on WHDHs Sports Extra. He has been voted one of Americas top ten sports columnists by Associated Press sports editors eight times and was voted Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year seven times. He is a graduate of Holy Cross and has been a member of the Boston Globe sports staff since 1981.

+ BIO: Mike Barnicle

Mike Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor, and occasional guest host, on the network’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe. Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC’s Today Show. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the Boston Herald, New York Daily News, and The Boston Globe, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes. He has also written articles and opinion pieces for The Huffington Post, Newsweek.com, Esquire, George and ESPN Magazine. Since 1982, Barnicle has been a regular contributor to WCVB-TV’s nightly news show, Chronicle. His award-winning documentaries include Armed and Dangerous, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and Justice on Trial, an expose on the Massachusetts judicial system.

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