The pecuniary padre of Petco Park, Larry Lucchino, had a motorcycle wipe-out recently. Are the Red Sox planning a figurative wipe-out him?
Larry Lucchino, famous for getting the Padres a taxpayer-subsidized downtown ballpark, is experiencing a bit of a rough patch in Boston, where he has long run the baseball team for a group of wealthy investors.
“Lucchino turns 70 in September and there appears to be a subtle shift in the governance of the Red Sox,” says the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy in a February 16 item. “Ever-marginalized club chairman Tom Werner is always looking for more power, but the greater threat to Lucchino at this hour may be coming from Sox limited partner Michael Gordon.”
Amid rumors of Lucchino’s imminent departure from the team, Shaughnessy reports, “Lucchino broke his collarbone and a few ribs in a motorcycle spill in California last week. Contacted over the weekend, the Sox CEO declined to respond to questions when asked about a potential departure or change in his longstanding role with the Sox.”