Yankees president Randy Levine returns fire: 'I feel bad for Larry'

Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Any thought that the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is dormant can be put to rest. Just minutes after learning that Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino had ripped his team's spending habits in free agency, Lucchino's counterpart with the Yankees responded in kind. "€œI feel bad for Larry; he constantly sees ghosts and is spooked by the Yankees," Yankees president Randy Levine told the New York Daily News. "But I can understand why, because under his and Bobby Valentine'€™s plan two years ago, the Red Sox were in last place. Ben Cherington and the Red Sox did a great job last year winning the World Series, but I'€™m confident Cash and Joe and our players will compete with a great Red Sox team to win a world championship this year." Cash and Joe would be general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi. During that same press conference in Fort Myers in which Lucchino ripped the Yankees, Lucchino was asked if he thought he might be a good candidate for commissioner once Bud Selig steps aside. "I've made lot of friends in the game," Lucchino said, before adding, "and lot of enemies, too." We know one of the enemies without a doubt now. Lucchino, for the record, said Friday he wants no part of the commissioner's job, as he is too happy and content with his role with the Red Sox.