Red Sox mourn the loss of Gorman


Red Sox mourn the loss of Gorman

The Red Sox' statement on the passing former general manager Lou Gorman:

The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Executive Consultant and former General Manager James Lou Gorman, who passed away earlier this morning. Lou, who courageously battled against a variety of health issues in the last year, died of congestive heart failure at the age of 82. The team extends its deepest sympathies to Lous beloved wife Mary Lou and extended family, as well as his legions of friends in baseball and beyond whose lives Lou touched.Lou Gorman was a legendary figure in the game of baseball, said Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry. Over the course of a career that spanned five decades, Lou helped to build winning teams across the sport, including the 1986 American League Champion Red Sox. Lou also served his country with honor and distinction, spending more than eight years of active service in the United States Navy. Above all else, Lou Gorman was a profoundly decent man who always had a kind word and an optimists perspective. His warm spirit and fundamental goodness will be greatly missed.Lou Gorman truly was a good man and a friend to all, Chairman Tom Werner said. A proud son of Rhode Island, he returned to his native New England in the mid-1980s and chartered the Red Sox baseball operations department. Lou promptly led the club to the AL Pennant and the 1986 World Series. But for those who had the good fortune to meet him, Lou will be remembered as much for his disposition and character as his baseball acumen. The Boston Red Sox and the rest of baseball will not be the same without Lou, but we are all better for having known him.Lou Gorman was first and foremost a gentleman: kind, warm, decent, and positive. He treated everyone with dignity and saw each person he encountered as a potential friend, said PresidentCEO Larry Lucchino. I will deeply miss sitting and watching Red Sox home games with Lou, learning from his wisdom and character. They just dont make them like Lou Gorman. That is not a clich; it is a historical fact.Lou Gorman was a giant in our industry, said Executive Vice PresidentGeneral Manager Theo Epstein. During half a century in the game, Lou impacted and helped so many people in countless ways. Well dearly miss this good, humble man who leaves an unmistakable legacy on the Red Sox and Major League Baseball.In addition to his active role as Executive Consultant to the Club, Lou had been serving as Coordinator of the Red Sox Hall of Fame, one of several Halls of Fame to which he belonged. A graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence and Stonehill College in North Easton, MA, Lou was an outstanding studentathlete who also earned a Masters Degree in Education at Bridgewater State. Before his time with the Red Sox, he helped construct winning teams with the Orioles, Royals and Mets, in addition to launching the expansion Seattle Mariners. Lou Gorman leaves behind his loved ones and a baseball industry full of dear friends.

David Price dodges media after 2nd rough rehab start

David Price dodges media after 2nd rough rehab start

If only David Price could pitch as well as he dodges the media.

The Red Sox lefty bailed on a typical post-start media session with reporters in Pawtucket on Wednesday, after his second minor league rehab outing in Triple-A was another dud.

As Price comes back from a nondescript elbow injury, difficulty retiring minor league hitters doesn't combine well with difficulty facing questions. He sat in the mid-90s in his second rehab start with Pawtucket, but allowed six runs, three earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

The PawSox were at home at McCoy Stadium against Triple-A Louisville, a Reds affiliate, and Price heard some heckling. Postgame, he wanted to hear nothing, apparently.

Per CSNNE’s Bill Messina, who was on site in Pawtucket, the media was waiting outside the clubhouse for Price, as is standard. 

PawSox media relations told the media to go to the weight room, where Price would meet them. As media headed that way, PR alerted reporters that Price was leaving and did not want to talk. Media saw a car leaving, but there was no interview.

On the mound, Price’s velocity is there, but the command is not. The Red Sox would be unwise to bring back Price before really two more minor league starts — one to show he can do well, another to show he can repeat it.

Price’s ERA in two starts for Pawtucket is 9.53. He’s gone 5 2/3 innings and allowed six earned runs, while striking out eight and walking two overall.