Sam Kennedy

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Sam Kennedy said : “Understandably, there hasn’t been (buzz) because we had such a difficult 2020,” External link

masslive Friday, April 2, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I shudder to say this, but the only place we have to go is up compared to last year,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do think we can compete,” “We need to stay in this race down to the end and try to sneak in to October. We’re certainly not the favorite. We understand that. It’s kind of nice to be in that position once in a while where you have a chance to surprise some people” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Hopefully, we get off to a start where we’re competitive and we’re in games,” “We’re not down four or five runs in the second inning like last year. Hopefully, we’ll get off to a much, much better start and capture the imagination of New England the way we know we can when we have a competitive team that is worthy of fan support. That’s our job and we failed last year” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We do have a partnership with LeBron and Maverick through Fenway Sports Management, have become business partners with them and built a friendship and a relationship over the past decade or so,” “So if something were to come together, I would see them being very active and involved at the Fenway Sports Group level and helping us achieve our ambitions as a sports entertainment, media, real estate business that has global aspirations. We’ve got the Red Sox. We’ve got Liverpool. We’ve got real estate. New England Sports Network. Roush Fenway Racing. So I think you see us potentially expanding into other sports. And Maverick and LeBron are incredible business people. They have built great businesses. Obviously LeBron’s still playing and I think he has a long playing career in front of him” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Friday, February 26, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will not have 7:30 start times,” “Start times will be earlier than that, whether it’s 7:05, our traditional start time is 7:10, I think. We’ll have an announcement on that” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d love to host fans if the health and safety experts up here and the government officials say it’s okay,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d love to host fans if the health and safety experts up here and the government officials say it’s okay,” External link

masslive Friday, February 5, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Now, we’re in a position where we have a competitive team, we think, in 2021, a chance to be really, really good in the American League East,” “Hopefully, get to October and surprise people. But we are looking for a sustainable model. That’s something that was very important to Chaim in the interview process” External link

masslive Friday, February 5, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are very proud to play a small part in the healing,” External link

wwlp Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy recalled : “Coming into the 2004 Draft, we obviously didn’t pick until 65,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There was a price to be paid in 2018,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re working to build a team that will contend for a championship year in and year out,” “We’re not prioritizing a short-term splash over getting to that goal. We’re looking to build this thing the right way, brick by brick” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m not going to respond to that,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There’s not a change in the overarching baseball philosophy,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m not going to respond to that,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There’s not a change in the overarching baseball philosophy,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “My hope is that I can add value at Acies, and this public company board responsibility will add to my own professional experience,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have been in discussion with the state for months and are very hopeful to have something to announce soon,” External link

masslive Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are pleased that Worcester, Portland, Greenville, and Salem have been invited to continue their affiliation and will remain part of the extended Red Sox family,” External link

masslive Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “We made it very clear at that meeting how we felt about the process, that it was Chaim and (general manager Brian O’Halloran) and the baseball department’s decision,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We were very, very impressed with the process (the front office) ran. It was very thorough,” “There were some great candidates. But I’m obviously extremely pleased that Alex Cora is back home here with the Red Sox” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I think you saw today how remorseful he is about what happened and how appreciative he is of the opportunity to come back,” “I am personally a big believer in second chances and I’m very excited Alex is going to have a second chance with us” External link

usaToday Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We are very pleased with the outcome, given how excited we are to have Alex back,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” “We were honest and genuine and direct that we would be supportive of the concept of Alex coming back if (Bloom) felt and his teammates felt that was the right thing for the Boston Red Sox. But that it was their decision to make” External link

click2houston Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re hopeful that in 2021, we’ll be in a position to do that,” “We also understand, if the virus takes a turn, and we’re not in a position to do that. I hope and pray that we are. There has been such a profound impact on our industry, on our business, on the people that work in our industry. I’m hopeful we can get back to some sense of normalcy and recovery in 2021 and beyond” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re very much looking forward to some sense of normalcy,” “We were one of the only major sports not to come back in a bubble, which was very difficult to pull off, as everybody knows. We were able to do it and I’m confident in our ability to get back and do it again. We have to be incredibly diligent with respect to the health and safety protocols” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” “We were honest and genuine and direct that we would be supportive of the concept of Alex coming back if (Bloom) felt and his teammates felt that was the right thing for the Boston Red Sox. But that it was their decision to make” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it (COVID-19) have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” External link

masslive Monday, October 5, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it (COVID-19) have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” External link

masslive Monday, October 5, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “John Henry and Tom Werner have been here for 20 years,” External link

masslive Friday, October 2, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I don’t believe he (attended any) but I don’t know the answer to that, if he made it in for a game,” “Actually, I think he did come in. I saw him the last weekend at the ballpark. I guess it would not be accurate to say he didn’t see any games in person, just to be factually correct” External link

masslive Friday, October 2, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will not have 7:30 start times,” “Start times will be earlier than that, whether it’s 7:05, our traditional start time is 7:10, I think. We’ll have an announcement on that” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s really hard to know what next year is going to bring,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve been studying vaccines and therapeutics and realistic timetables,” “It’s really tough. It seems like this virus is going to be around for a while. Hopefully advancements will come soon. But I guess the appropriate way to answer the question is because we don’t know what next year is going to look like with respect to public gathering and crowds, we will be prepared for every scenario. That puts a lot of strain on our ticketing department, on our costumers. But we’ll be ready. I think the first cue will come from the New England Patriots and what happens down at Gillette Stadium. We’re watching that very carefully” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “To me, relevancy speaks to competitiveness,” “We need to be competitive year in and year out. Am I worried about not being competitive? Yes. Very worried. It keeps me up at night. It’s what keeps these guys up at night. We’re here to win championships. We want our fifth ring. We’ve got four of them and we want our fifth. We’re going to do everything we can this offseason, next year, into (2022) and beyond to bring another World Series championship to Red Sox fans. That’s what they deserve. We’re going to do everything we can to make that happen” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do know that it was a very, very difficult season,” “When you have a difficult season and you don’t perform at a high level, obviously fan interest wanes. We’re cognizant of that and it’s our job to do everything we can to be as competitive as possible so that interest level comes back” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve got such incredible sports franchises in this town and I think we’re all blessed that we can all root for each other and support each other,” “It has been a magical, magical era. As long as the existing ownership groups stay intact, we’re positioned for success as we go forward with all the teams as well” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” “Obviously, next year is uncertain. That said, I don’t know what the outlook for 2021 is yet with respect to the virus. As that becomes clear, we’ll be able to act in real time and make decisions. I can tell you that John (Henry), Tom (Werner), Chaim (Bloom), (Brian O’Halloran) and I met last week and there is an organization-wide commitment from top down to this goal and mission to building a team that is consistent, that is competitive and gets us back to where we belong, which is at the top of the American League East” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "They're great partners for the front office. They're great partners with the staff, and, really, for the whole organization. They're consistent (and) they're true to themselves." External link

wcvb Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We were fortunate to be able to recruit Chaim Bloom to the Boston Red Sox from Tampa,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “That won’t be different. We’ll all be part of the process,” “It’s important that the managerial candidates feel comfortable with the entire organization. It’s important that we all have a chance to meet the person that Chaim and (general manager Brian O’Halloran) select. Our job is to support them in that endeavor. We look forward to doing that” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We saw it here with Theo (Epstein) and Tito (Francona), John (Farrell) and Ben (Cherington) and Dave (Dombrowski) and Alex (Cora),” “It’s really important, and I know we’re thinking long-term. We’re looking for a long-term solution to build that consistency which we aspire to achieve in terms of our consistent competitiveness on the field” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Collaboration and strong partnerships will help guide us through this pandemic and we are pleased to support the city’s efforts for the safe return to in-person learning through this donation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Collaboration and strong partnerships will help guide us through this pandemic and we are pleased to support the city’s efforts for the safe return to in-person learning through this donation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Today we delivered the very difficult news to approximately 10 percent of our full-time employees that their positions are being eliminated due to the profound impact of this ongoing pandemic,” External link

masslive Friday, September 18, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t anticipate any changes beyond what we’ve already done,” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that our fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Pedro Martinez ) : “It is uncomfortable and it’s not OK. The numbers have dwindled since the ’80s and ’90s with respect to African-American Major League Baseball players. That has to change,” “I think back to when we arrived here in 2001, the winter of ’01-02, one of the things that plagued us of course was we hadn’t won a World Series championship. I think the Red Sox were held back, kept back, from winning, largely because we were not a diverse organization on the field. I think back, I was just on a call with Pedro Martinez and I think back to the ’04 team and the ’07 team and the ’13 team and the ’18 team and the diversity within those rosters. ... That’s where we need to get to as an organization. The more diverse we are on the field and off the field, the better” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Robert Lewis ) : “You think about Robert Lewis and the BASE and the great work that’s going on right here in the heart of Roxbury: competitive baseball, learn to play baseball, boys and girls at young ages starting,” “We need to support those programs. Our own RBI program. Any single kid in Boston and New England that wants to play baseball, needs to have the ability to play baseball at whatever level they choose. And if we can multiply that times 30, we’ll be in a better place. But I agree. We have to do better. We have to grow our game in communities of color. It’s really important. We’ve made good strides here within our front office” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think Red Sox fans know that you need a core of your team, preferably homegrown talent, guys like Xander Bogaerts, Raffy Devers, and now we’ve got Alex Verdugo in the mix, and Christian Vazquez — guys that have won here in Boston and want to be in Boston and we want in Boston,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that our fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that are fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Yeah, I think it’s important that we play hard each and every night and win as many ballgames as we possibly can and get fans and this team set for what we hope will be a better 2021,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think those guys and I think other guys,” “You’ve got Jackie Bradley Jr. who has been an incredible champion and leader within our organization. Andrew Benintendi. Obviously some pitchers who are injured right now with our top of the rotation. Our ace in Chris Sale. Looking forward to getting him back and healthy. And Eduardo Rodriguez, it was great to see his posts about how much he misses coming to the ballpark and playing. There’s not a desire to move on from any of these guys. If we have the ability to make a move that positions us for sustained success in 2021 and beyond, we will consider it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We still have a group of young core players you’d like to see with the Red Sox for a long, long time, but we’d never label anybody untouchable just given the fact that sometimes, to retool and restructure for the future, you do have to make difficult decisions as you saw with the Mookie (Betts) decision,” “I don’t think anybody would be untouchable, as it were, but there are certainly guys who have grown up in the system that we’d like to keep with the Sox for a long, long time” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Since the start of the Pandemic we have been in constant communication with Gov. Baker, Lt Gov. Polito, Mayor Walsh and Major League Baseball regarding safety protocols at Fenway Park,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve had ongoing conversations with both the state and the city,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” “The 7:30 experiment was designed to try to capture the largest television audience possible. Given the way the team has played and given maybe the nature of the pandemic with people being home more, perhaps that wasn’t the right decision. We’ll see as we go forward here” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In terms of the scheduling conflicts with the Bruins and/or the Celtics, because we play every day it’s really hard for us to adjust on the fly,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Charlie Baker ) : “How about this? I can confirm that it is not Gov. Baker,” “We hope he’s going to be there but I can confirm he is not throwing the pitch” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I know it may seem a difficult thing to pull off at this point,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Given the outdoor environment, given the ability to socially distance, given the ability to have face coverings, hand sanitizers, pre-registration for people when they come in, there is a way I believe to do it and to pull it off in a safe way,” “We’ll see if that’s possible. Right now it’s not possible given Major League Baseball rules and given where we are with the state of Massachusetts and the city of Boston. But I’ve been very clear about this. As a baseball business in our industry, we need fans. We need fans back in the ballpark” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Our capacity would be driven by the ability to comply with the CDC guidelines with the respect to social distancing and Major League Baseball’s guidelines with respect to what their medical and health advisors would recommend,” “And so we don’t have a number (certain percentage) yet. But as we’re building out the plans and protocols in concert with MLB, we would come up with that. But the 20% number that the Patriots have talked about, I think was driven off a similar mindset, which was the amount of people that they could accommodate at Gillette while maintaining that social distance and keeping crowd control in line given these unusual circumstances” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Lives Matter ) : “The amplification and reinforcement of the Black Lives Matter message or movement, we don’t see it as a political statement. We see it as a human rights statement,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “Commissioner (Rob) Manfred said it well: we’re going to walk before we run,” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “But just from an operational perspective, for the sport, it would be great if we can do it to get fans in here even on a limited basis,” “I think we’re in this new world where we’ve developed a manifest for a socially-distanced ballpark. We would have procedures and protocols for attendees, including face covering and constant sanitization, health checks and monitoring people when they come in, before they come with forms so on and so forth” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In this world of technology, we can really accomplish a lot in advance of a purchase,” “So we are prepared to do that. However, we’re not there just yet. I do remain hopeful that it could happen this season but we just don’t know. Baseball is nothing without fans” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote : “The move from 7:10 to 7:30 is unique to this year - designed to maximize viewership and listenership at home,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are hopeful to have fans at some point,” “We need fans at Fenway Park. Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are hopeful to have fans at some point,” “We need fans at Fenway Park. Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m sure everyone has some anxiety at some level about a return to play. But from my conversations with our guys, they are so excited to get going,” “You know you don’t get into professional sports or work in professional sports unless you have an absolute passion and love for the game. And the hardest part I think for all of us, all of you, has been that we can’t be together in person. It’s been painful. So this has been amazing to see Jackie Bradley Jr. and J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts getting together and getting to be reunited. We haven’t seen each other since March 12. So it’s been a bit of a homecoming week and guys are really excited to get started” External link

forbes Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We need fans at Fenway Park,” “Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We don’t anticipate any changes beyond what we’ve already done,” “Part of the excitement about baseball returning is there are so many people who work in the game — our incredible scouts, front office, the folks in analytics, the folks in ticket sales — and also our neighbors in the Fenway area, small businesses. That’s another reason why getting fans back at the ballpark is so important — for the bars, the restaurants, the retail establishments in the area. So the economic engine that is the industry of Major League Baseball is really important. It’s another very positive thing about the game returning” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We need fans at Fenway Park,” “Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “I’ve known Rob Manfred for decades. No one wants to play baseball more than Rob,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ve had conversations with several of our players who want to get going,” “Just checking in on their families and seeing how everybody’s doing. And everybody in the industry really, really wants to get going. We want to get baseball back going because we all need a distraction. I’m so looking forward to sports coming back” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “It was not a new revelation,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Torii Hunter ) : “We’ve had these conversations in our hallways, in our clubhouse, in our dugout, at spring training,” “It’s not as if it consumes the organization by any means. But we feel a freedom and we we feel liberated to talk about these issues because of the tone that was set early on, all the way back in 2002. And from my conversations with players over the years, it’s very consistent with what Torii Hunter said in terms of this not being a Boston-specific problem” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think things have improved dramatically and that’s a really good thing,” “And I think the country is moving in the right direction. We’re seeing a huge movement right now, which is critically important to move forward together” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m very optimistic that we will come together,” “We have obviously committed to playing at least a 50-game schedule. Hopefully, we’ll make progress sooner rather than later because, boy, I think the country needs baseball, the greatest game ever invented, to get us going again” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m very optimistic that we will come together,” “We have obviously committed to playing at least a 50-game schedule. Hopefully, we’ll make progress sooner rather than later because, boy, I think the country needs baseball, the greatest game ever invented, to get us going again” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “It has been incredibly frustrating for our fans, for our players and for our front office,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I can’t wait to get started,” “It has been the longest offseason in history and we’re ready to get going at Fenway Park” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “This is hard and no one wants to hear about money and negotiations during this pandemic,” “I know there has been some public commentary. Hopefully, that can subside and the leaders in Major League Baseball and within the union will work together to come to an arrangement that’s fair for everybody” External link

masslive Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," "We want to get going so our players can get back to doing what they love and our fans can have something to offer a little distraction from the realities we’re all facing here" External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," "We want to get going so our players can get back to doing what they love and our fans can have something to offer a little distraction from the realities we’re all facing here" External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "To coordinate the reopening of a sport that takes place in all these different communities is really, really hard," External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are looking at changes as we go forward,” External link

foxnews Monday, May 4, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ll talk about that down the road,” “We just removed Ron Roenicke’s interim tag and he’s going to lead our club going forward. I think a lot of Alex’s future depends on how he approaches this suspension period” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I believe that Alex Cora is a great baseball manager,” “He achieved something incredible with the 2018 Boston Red Sox. He was great with us as a player. He has been a great member of our organization. That said, his conduct in Houston was completely and totally unacceptable. He knows that, he owned up to it and he apologized for it. He’s now being punished severly for it. We’ll see what the future brings, but in terms of the Red Sox’ managerial situation, we’re incredibly grateful that Alex’s bench coach, Ron Roenicke, was willing to step up and lead the group and is now leading us through another difficult period” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “To his credit, he apologized again yesterday for his behavior and conduct in Houston,” “I think that’s a great first step in the right direction for Alex Cora as he heads down the path of rehabilitation for what occurred in 2017. I was very pleased to see that exactly what Alex Cora told us had happened in 2018 happened. He was exonerated from any wrongdoing in 2018 and I think that’s really important for him” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have to earn back trust, and we’re prepared to do that,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "We have to earn back trust, and we're prepared to do that," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : ''We have to earn back trust, and we're prepared to do that,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “Tonight I want to join them and apologize to the other clubs across the league and also to our fans,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Clearly there was a rule violation,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy replied : “It’s unfortunate the violations occurred and it’s probably a better question for Major League Baseball and the commissioner’s office,” “We did not participate in the investigation at all. And everyone fully cooperated. And ultimately the determination was made by Major League Baseball. So I guess I’ll leave it at that” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The organization is facing a severe penalty. A second-round draft pick is extremely valuable,” “So the organization is being held accountable. An individual is being held accountable. And we accept the findings and we have to move on” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "Yes, I do feel a sense of relief, but we’re not taking any victory laps," "A violation was uncovered and that was wrong and not acceptable. I am relieved that the report got to the truth and to the bottom of what happened. People will draw their own conclusions. I do feel a sense of relief and am glad the investigative process is over" External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "We have to earn back trust and we’re prepared to do that. It's very important," "We recognize that as an organization. The efforts of our baseball operations group ( to avoid wrongdoing) were spelled out in the report but we fell short. We need to do better" External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "I don’t think it would be appropriate to invalidate the accomplishments of the ’18 team," External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “M.L.B. acknowledged the front office’s extensive efforts to communicate and enforce the rules and concluded that Alex Cora, the coaching staff, and most of the players did not engage in, nor were they aware of, any violations,” “Regardless, these rule violations are unacceptable. We apologize to our fans and Major League Baseball, and accept the commissioner’s ruling” External link

nytimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "As an organization, we strive for 100% compliance with the rules," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As an organization, we strive for 100 percent compliance with the rules,” “We apologize to our fans and Major League Baseball, and accept the Commissioner’s ruling” External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : "MLB acknowledged the front office’s extensive efforts to communicate and enforce the rules and concluded that Alex Cora, the coaching staff, and most of the players did not engage in, nor were they aware of, any violations. Regardless, these rule violations are unacceptable," External link

wcvb Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are pleased to report that over the past week we have been able to expand that offering to Aramark employees by supplementing the original financial commitment to a new total of $1.5 million,” “The Aramark family is a central part of ours (at Fenway Park and JetBlue Park), and we are glad that these individuals will now benefit from this aid” External link

masslive Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote : “We recognize that this funding in no way fully mitigates the impact of what you are experiencing, but we hope that it will provide some measure of help and relief during this challenging period,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As it relates to the games on the front, the current thinking at Major League Baseball is that they would be added on to the backend of the schedule,” “But obviously subject to change as the situation develops. So we have not cancelled any of these games. We would be looking at a rescheduling. But clearly subject to change as the situation develops” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re trying to sort through all sorts of operational and business that matters, which seems relatively unimportant in the scale compared to the health-related issues, but we haven’t determined exactly how we’re going to handle our operations moving forward,” “But it’s at the top of our list to talk about how we’re going to be taking care of all of our employees, every man and woman that works for the Red Sox, and is part of the family. So we’re just trying to think through those now, I don’t have a firm answer for you. But that’s something that we’re going to be working on in the coming days” External link

forbes Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As it relates to the games on the front end (of the schedule), the current thinking at Major League Baseball is that they would be added on to the back end of the schedule,” “But obviously subject to change as the situation develops. So we have not cancelled any of these games, we’d be looking at a rescheduling. But it’s really subject to change as the situation develops” External link

forbes Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Every square inch will be disinfected and cleaned,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re still open for business and we’re just doing it in a way that’s a little bit safer and in line with the recommendations from the health experts,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are realistic that, given what’s happening what’s happening in Boston and Massachusetts, there feels like a sense of inevitability that we would have a positive test either from someone who had been at Fenway Park or a member of our front office family,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are realistic that, given what’s happening what’s happening in Boston and Massachusetts, there feels like a sense of inevitability that we would have a positive test either from someone who had been at Fenway Park or a member of our front office family,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I actually spoke to [Manfred] directly about it myself,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We did an extremely high level of due diligence with Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers,” “I actually spoke to the commissioner directly about it, myself. We are comfortable with the decision. Otherwise, we would not have moved forward in that direction” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I had a chance to meet Alex in person this morning and let him know the entire organization is here to support him and all of our players,” “We’re comfortable with the level of due diligence that we did” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think (chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom) was very clear the club is built to compete in the American League East, but it’s no doubt harder to get to that ultimate goal when you lose a player like Mookie Betts,” “No one debates that. But we’re now in a position with newfound resources, newfound flexibility and a club that only won 84 games last year, that we felt underperformed. We do think we’re in a position that, while more challenging, we do think we’re in position in the American League East to compete given the players we have on our roster and the resources we do have” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “Some of that’s demand. Some of that’s pace of sale,” “We’ll see as we get into March and April where that number shakes out. One the season-ticket holder front, we’re usually in the high-80s in terms of a renewal rate; 88-89%. We anticipate finishing our season ticket renewals this year in the low 80s, maybe 80-82%. So down. We anticipated that” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this was not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to have done that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price and we got back significant value in return” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s understandable that people could view this transaction as a way to rid yourself of some salary obligations,” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

click2houston Monday, February 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I expected the anger and the sadness,” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “You trade Mookie Betts to get value back and to set yourself up to win another championship,” “And maybe it was the wrong decision. But that’s why we made the decision” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I had a chance to meet with Alex in person this morning,” “And I let him know the entire organization is here to support him and all our players” External link

bostonglobe Monday, February 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “From a human perspective, [the trade] was very, very difficult and we knew there was going to be a strong negative reaction – we anticipated that,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In 19 years here, we’ve been very consistent in recognizing that the thing that sells tickets and drives interest in the Boston Red Sox is a competitive team – our fans enjoy young players, they enjoy homegrown players, they enjoy a collection of free agents – we’re going to market the heck out of this team the way we always do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve got to get these players to come together and perform at a higher level than they did last year,” “That will be the path forward – probably less talk from us, except to be accountable to this deal we made, be accountable for other major decisions that we make but we’ll let the team go out and speak for themselves as we go into spring training and as we get beyond what was a tough, tough decision” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “First of all, Fenway Sports Group is doing great, it’s a collection of companies that John and [chairman] Tom [Werner] and Mike Gordon and their partners own, but each individual entity truly operates independently,” “The Red Sox have to make the best decisions for the Red Sox. That’s how we operate and how we’ve operated in 19 years” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “the characterization of this as a financial move or a payroll slash is misleading,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In management, we’ve made a lot of bad, wrong decisions in our 19 years here,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy ( about David Price ) : “Both David and Mookie earned legendary status in Boston in 2018. Mookie, becoming the only American League player to win a World Series, MVP, Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger in the same year, and David, with his memorable postseason run as the winning pitcher who clinched both the AL pennant and the club’s ninth World Series Championship. Their time in Boston will always be remembered as historic” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : “I think the old way of pricing your inventory was, if you signed a big free agent, raise ticket prices,” “If you win the World Series, hit ‘em hard, have a double-digit ticket price increase” External link

wbur Friday, January 31, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think John Henry and Tom Werner were very clear in September that there are baseball penalties and financial issues with being over the CBT,” “They were clear that it was a goal, teams have a goal of resetting and can have a goal of resetting because there are benefits to doing that. But we’ll see where that goes. "Tom Werner was quick to say that it was goal, not a mandate for Chaim (Bloom) and (Brian O’Halloran) so we’ll see where this offseason leads and takes us. We’ve had a lot of discussions with a lot of different clubs, our baseball group has, and we’ll see. It’s going to be interesting as we approach spring training” External link

masslive Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It became increasingly clear throughout the course of the day that it just wasn’t going to be possible for him to lead the organization in 2020 or beyond,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You are naturally inclined to look inside your organization, that has been a red sox practice when it comes to executives and players, it’s just natural you know your people better than external people the market changes when you throw two more teams into the mix so it does create a larger sense of urgency to get conversations going, not to mention the fact that we have spring training coming up in a few weeks,” External link

wwlp Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t be honest if I said this didn’t feel a little bit different coming off of the events of the last week,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ll be OK We’ll get through this,” “We’ve been through a lot in our 19 years. We’ll be OK” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “It’s got to be someone who fits the culture of this team and has a knowledge of what it’s going to take to put a championship team on the field in 2020,” “It’s a tall task to get someone in place, but Chaim and (O’Halloran) will get it done for sure” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We anticipate being down based on where we were last year coming off a World Series victory,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “We’ll see after we go on sale what our individual game tickets, as we lead into the end of January here,” “We’ll have more information on that as we get into spring training, in terms of comparing year-over-year” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re trying to stamp those out,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Domenic Sarmo ) : “We have a great partnership with Dom Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, obviously an incredible partnership with Mike Mathis of MGM in Springfield and (MGM executives) Jim Mirren and Bill Hornbuckle, an incredible team of people,” “The Red Sox have enjoyed forever a great regional fanbase in all six New England states. The western part of Massachusetts is really really important. ... It’s great to be able to market the club to the rest of the state, to bring our entire team and our alums out here. We’ve got about 7,000 people here for the two-day event. It’s great to be out here in Western Mass” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

dcourier Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s fair to say you’re naturally inclined to look inside an organization,” “That’s been the Red Sox’ practice when it comes to executives and players, homegrown talent. It’s just natural. You know your people better than external people. I know there’s a lot of discussion about internal candidates so I think that’s fair to say. That’s a natural place to start” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I would think they would just because managerial jobs are so few and far between,” “The chance to manage the Boston Red Sox is a unique opportunity” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re not going to set a hard deadline just to set one,” “To set some some artificial, arbitrary deadline might not be achievable. We’d rather get the right person whether it’s a full-time manager or an interim solution” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s got to be someone who fits the culture of this team and has the knowledge of what it takes to put the championship team on the field in 2020,” “There are a lot of good candidates out there” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

wcvb Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

wcvb Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : “it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

gazette Friday, January 17, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : “it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 17, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” External link

bworldcom Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Alex is an incredibly talented manager and accomplished great things with us,” “He has expressed remorse, apologized yesterday to us for the embarrassment that this caused, and I think he’ll go through a process of rehabilitation, so we’ll see what happens. It would be hard to speculate. But he is an extreme talent” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s important to recognize that this collective decision (Tuesday) was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” “The other thing I’d add is the organization is well aware of the rules and communicated those to our uniformed personnel and front office staff, but that’s as far as we’ll go in terms of talking about anything related to Boston” External link

bostonherald Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Alex is an incredibly talented manager who accomplished great things with us. He’s expressed remorse yesterday to us for the embarrassment this caused. He’ll go through a process of rehabilitation and we’ll see what happens,” “It’ll be hard to speculate. He’s an extreme talent” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision," "Alex came to the conclusion that he could not effectively lead the organization going forward in light of the commissioner's findings and the ruling. And we came to that conclusion as well" External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Our hope and desire has been for him to take on more and more of a role as he develops the next stage of his career,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “He walked through the front office and he knew it was important to participate actively in the New England community,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His demeanor yesterday was exactly how [anyone] would expect it to be: He handled himself with class, with dignity, with respect,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision,” External link

samoaobserver Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “He walked through the front office and he knew it was important to participate actively in the New England community,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston," External link

wsau Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His demeanor yesterday was exactly how [anyone] would expect it to be: He handled himself with class, with dignity, with respect,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision," "Alex came to the conclusion that he could not effectively lead the organization going forward in light of the commissioner's findings and the ruling. And we came to that conclusion as well" External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re not going to get into specifics around job interviews,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I didn’t know all the facts of the 2017 Houston Astros,” “I don’t think anybody did. Once was the report was made clear, then we had facts to go on” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “This collective, mutual decision was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We felt the contents of the report and the conduct that went on, proved by the report, were not acceptable,” “It was something that would not allow Alex to effectively lead the team moving on in 2020 and beyond. He came to that conclusion as well, unfortunately” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added ( about Alex Cora ) : "This is a sad day for us. Alex is a special person and a beloved member of the Red Sox. We are grateful for his impact on our franchise. We will miss his passion, his energy, and his significant contributions to the communities of Cora said in the statement that he and Red Sox management had agreed “parting ways was the best thing” for the future of the team, which begins spring training in less than a month. “I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward,” Cora said. “It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston”. Cora added: “My two years as manager were the best years of my life. It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston. I will forever be indebted to the organization and the fans who supported me as a player, a manager and in my efforts to help Puerto Rico . This is a special place. There is nothing like it in all of baseball, and I will miss it dearly" External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy : “Behind every Red Sox fan, there’s a story. We are so very proud that Pete’s story led him through Fenway Park as a player, and later, as an icon and member of our family. His legacy will affect generations of ALS patients nationwide, and his courage will be remembered by all of us. We were privileged to have known him, and honored that he was part of our team” External link

masslive Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We would love to have an All-Star Game,” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We need more space for it to take over the whole city. We’ve told MLB we would like to host,” “We don’t have any specific plans or a specific year. Obviously, 1999 was the last time so we’d like to make it happen in the near future” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Just to keep them in the loop on what I’m hearing and they told me what they’re hearing,” “We’ll keep communicating with them” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Alex acknowledged that he has spoken to MLB and he wants to leave it at that, as he should,” “We’ll see where it all goes” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We would love to have an All-Star Game here,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, November 22, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m sure we’ll have conversations at the appropriate time,” External link

masslive Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about White Sox ) : “They can give him a sense of the history and what it means to be a member of the Red Sox,” “I thought that showed some incredible feel on his part, to want to connect with our alums who know what it’s like to be in Boston” External link

masslive Friday, November 8, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think what we’ll see with Chaim’s leadership, with the baseball ops department, clearly he’s in charge,” External link

masslive Friday, November 8, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a chance to connect the 2020 team, not only with our great fan base but with each other,” “It’ll be the first time that the Red Sox players and coaching staff has a chance to get together and see each other since the end of last year. It’s a great way for the players to bond with each other and a great way for our alumni to reconnect with each other and of course, get together with our great fan base” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve communicated with J.D. that we’re ecstatic that he’s decided to stay here with the Red Sox,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have been very open that we hold existing baseball ops in very high regard, but we’ve also made it clear that Chaim is in charge,” “Our hope and our goal is that the group will work very well together. But you never know until you get into things. Time will tell. We’ll only know as we get into the day to day” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have that clear structure and reporting lines where Chaim is in charge of the department and will be making the final decisions,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The difference is in the structure, having one top executive and then the structure of how that person wants either a GM or 2-3 assistant GMs,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Erik Neander ) : “The title is the only difference,” “At the end of the day, the baseball operations department has one leader and now it’s our chief baseball officer, Chaim Bloom. The structure that we came up with is consistent with some other teams around the league. It seems to have worked very well. Chaim and Erik had this structure in Tampa and it seemed to work well for them” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Instead of casting a wide net and going out and asking permission on 8-10 people, we really took the time to read, do research and examine what the options might be,” “All of those roads, from conversations with people throughout the game, led the three of us to believe that Chaim would be the absolute ideal choice to come in and partner with the front office and be an incredible teammate” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a testament to everyone in the organization,” “It obviously doesn’t benefit an organization to have things getting out there and people’s names. We’re all human beings. When you read that someone may be leaving or that someone’s considered or not considered, you can, from an organizational perspective, it can cause disruption” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We made a big bet that our research and all of the phone conversations we had with other executives, players, coaches and people at MLB in terms of what we were looking for to complement the four people in our existing staff that he was the exact right guy,” “We made a big bet that he would be that right person. We said, alright, we’re just going to focus on him and see how it goes. Thankfully, it worked out” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a great day for the Red Sox,” “Chaim’s demonstrated the ability to take a comprehensive approach to building a successful team at the major league level. And he understands what Red Sox fans want and what Red Sox fans deserve. That’s a sustainable baseball operation throughout the entire organization, which we hope will deliver more and more October baseball at Fenway” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We tried to keep up with the change of nature of the structure of the baseball operations department,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Instead of casting a wide net and going out and asking permission on 8-10 people, we really took the time to read, do research and examine what the options might be,” “All of those roads, from conversations with people throughout the game, led the three of us to believe that Chaim would be the absolute ideal choice to come in and partner with the front office and be an incredible teammate” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a testament to everyone in the organization,” “It obviously doesn’t benefit an organization to have things getting out there and people’s names. We’re all human beings. When you read that someone may be leaving or that someone’s considered or not considered, you can, from an organizational perspective, it can cause disruption” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We made a big bet that our research and all of the phone conversations we had with other executives, players, coaches and people at MLB in terms of what we were looking for to complement the four people in our existing staff that he was the exact right guy,” “We made a big bet that he would be that right person. We said, alright, we’re just going to focus on him and see how it goes. Thankfully, it worked out” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We could go in any number of directions,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There may be strategic reasons this offseason to be over that we might not be aware of yet,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t want to comment about what we would or wouldn’t do with respect to opt-outs and or anything like that just given the truth is we don’t know at this point,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Given how 2019 went, you are, like, five minutes away,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We hope J.D. is here,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "Yes, there is a way, but obviously it will be difficult given the nature of their agreements," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT," "It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it" External link

wsau Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy aseguró : “Están tomando medidas, no están esperando” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT,” “It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “They’re taking action, they’re not waiting,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Theo Epstein ) : “Theo said his focus is on the Cubs and we haven’t requested permission,” “We just haven’t ruled anything out. It’s too early” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT,” “It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “They’re taking action, they’re not waiting,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Theo Epstein ) : “Theo said his focus is on the Cubs and we haven’t requested permission,” “We just haven’t ruled anything out. It’s too early” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t want to comment about what we would or wouldn’t do with respect to opt-outs and or anything like that just given the truth is we don’t know at this point,” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re studying different structures within different organizations,” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “We’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of due diligence,” “We made the decision to move away from Dave early, as you know, which we thought was the right thing for Dave once we made that decision but also the right thing for the Red Sox. It gives us an opportunity to get a head start on the thinking and the research that we wanted to conduct” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t sell advertising on NESN and advertising at the ballpark based on one season — it’s sort of the ‘body of work,’ ” “There’s no bonus if we win the World Series from an advertiser or a sponsor, and we certainly don’t refund any money if we have a down year” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I don’t know how the market will react to the 2019 season, we haven’t had a year where we finished eight or nine games above .500 or wherever we’ll finish recently — we’ve kind of been either in first place or last place,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I would anticipate a very, very modest increase, more of an inflationary type of adjustment,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Right or wrong, we weren’t going to answer questions about the departure other than to thank him for a job well done,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “I can handle this one. Right or wrong we felt we weren’t going to answer questions about Dave’s departure. It was going to be a situation where we’d be asked a lot of questions about blame and what he did wrong, and we felt very strongly as a group that the right thing was to thank him for his time and his service,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Raquel embodies the culture of our organization,” “She cares passionately about the organization and its people” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ll tell you flat-out: [The Xander Bogaerts] deal would not have gotten done without Raquel, her leadership, her relationship with Xander, the trust and candor that they had with each other,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I understand the appearance or the suggestion that it may have been a distraction or intentional act to try to distract people,” “I can assure you that was not the case. The reason it happened last night was because David Ortiz wanted it to happen last night. David, we had a standing invitation for him to come and throw out a first pitch. He had made the decision a few days ago that last night would be the night” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We all wanted it to be a surprise. He did. We did,” “We weren’t sure when exactly he was going to come until a couple days ago. Then he said Monday night was the night. We said it would be great to surprise the fans” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We just knew it would have been a wholly unsatisfactory experience given that we’re just not going to expand on the statements we provided [Monday],” “I understand the desire for one and the frustration for not having one, but given that we’re not going to expand on what we said in our press statement, it just wouldn’t have been satisfactory to anyone” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “Dave and I enjoyed a tremendous partnership these past four seasons. His baseball acumen and relentless pursuit of winning produced a season that will long be remembered by all of us” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Dave and I enjoyed a tremendous partnership these past four seasons,” “His baseball acumen and relentless pursuit of winning produced a season that will long be remembered by all of us” External link

masslive Monday, September 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Connecting with the next generation has been a critical part of Commissioner Manfred’s agenda over the past several years and we are thrilled to participate in next seasons Little League Classic that directly connects Major League Players with Little Leaguers,” “We look forward to spending time with the next generation of fans and playing in the intimate setting of Historic Bowman Field filled with Little Leaguers and their families” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There were some discussions that involved Major League players and really rattling cages and shifting things around,” “I’m glad those didn’t happen, because I believe in the guys we have right now” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 2, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There were some discussions that involved Major League players and really rattling cages and shifting things around,” “I’m glad those didn’t happen, because I believe in the guys we have right now” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 2, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Oh my God, it was an injustice,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His outstanding leadership and proactive approach to fan safety and security allowed us to anticipate and react to any scenario arising at the ballpark,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 15, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of prime-time games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "To be able to provide state of the art medical facilities and strength and conditioning facilities as well as being able to move ahead with some of the technological advances the fans will see, we’re going reap the benefits. There’ll be video systems and other types of technology that are present or will be at that time. “There’s been a lot of emphasis in the industry on player welfare - from nutrition to sleep to physical care,” Crockett added. “A lot of those things are the talking points we’ve had with Larry (Lucchino, Worcester/Pawtucket Red Sox president) and his team throughout this process. We want to go above and beyond and serve the needs of the next generation of player, from 2021 and beyond, not just things done by ballparks that have come before us”. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said the park would be a useful resource for players at all levels of the organization both in and out of season. “The ballpark will provide benefit for our Triple-A guys, our guys being promoted from Double-A, but also our Major League guys who stay in Boston for the winter. Larry has been talking about building out some facilities that guys might be able to use," External link

masslive Friday, July 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of primetime games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of primetime games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You have to go outside the boundaries of your normal existence and try to elevate the stature of the game, try to show the game to as many eyeballs as you can,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve seen the incredible reach of sport throughout the world. We’ve seen the growth of Liverpool supporters and fans in North America over the last 7 to 10 years since we’ve owned the club,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wkbw Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

Koat Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kcci Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “When we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us,” “It’s appropriate, and expected, that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wkbw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wptv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

kxxv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "When you love someone and they come in harm's way, it's jarring," "But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what's necessary" External link

upi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he he his bigger than life you know David like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to that teams and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wmur Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wmur Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life. You know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told ( about David Ortiz ) : “David was probably the most beloved and one of the most important players in our history, leading us to multiple world championships,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “When we needed David the most, he was there for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life, you know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "But he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston to continue care," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It was jarring. It was, frankly, stunning and terrifying,” “It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now, our exclusive focus, is on his health and well-being” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It shocked us to the core," "It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wkbw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think we all remember in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late-April,” “And so, it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our focus right now, our exclusive focus, is on his health and well-being and to do what we can to support the family and get David back here to Boston,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

kxxv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

abcactionnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston” External link

680news Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It shocked us to the core," "It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston" External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life, you know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our medical team here in Boston and the doctors in the Dominican Republic have confirmed that David’s condition is serious, but that he is stable enough to be transported back to Boston for continued care,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all remember that in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late April. And so it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids what happened last night what had happened was really difficult,” “But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what’s neccesary at this moment” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "But he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston to continue care," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about John Henry ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “I can speak on behalf of John and Tom and everyone in the front office. It was jarring. It was, frankly, stunning and terrifying. It was a horrific incident” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz,” “Telling my kids last night what had happened was really difficult. I know the same holds true for everyone up here, for ownership. It’s hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox. When you love someone and they come in harm’s way, it’s jarring. But you have to put those things aside and focus on what’s necessary” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. Telling my kids last night what happened was really difficult,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added ( about David Ortiz ) : "David’s condition is still serious, but he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston" External link

themirror Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our medical team here in Boston and the doctors in the Dominican Republic have confirmed that David’s condition is serious, but that he is stable enough to be transported back to Boston for continued care,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all remember that in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late April. And so it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids what happened last night what had happened was really difficult,” “But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what’s neccesary at this moment” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he he his bigger than life you know David like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to that teams and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "They’re also with this father Leo, his wife Tiffany, his kids D’Angleo, Jessica, and Alexandra as well as his extended family and friends throughout the world." External link

wcvb Monday, June 10, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Monday, June 10, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ve talked to a lot of players,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 10, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t see this as an endorsement of a particular politician or a set of policies or procedures,” “We see this as recognition of our players for a world championship. That’s the way we’ve looked at it going back to 2004” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “would be a concern for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The most important thing was to be consistent,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t see this as an endorsement of a particular politician or a set of policies or procedures,” “We see this as recognition of our players for a world championship. That’s the way we’ve looked at it going back to 2004” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote ( about Fenway Park ) : “We would be honored to host a college football bowl game at Fenway, and we are exploring the possibility,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “Fenway is such an attraction here in New England, we thought that had more appeal than pursuing an official bowl game. But I wouldn’t rule that out,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We were hoping to get the games for Fenway and Gillette Stadium. We’ll keep trying,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While he really appreciated our invite and outreach, he feels his attendance might create a distraction," External link

nampa Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve had a great tradition of celebrating and recognizing Boston teams and their championships, so we’re excited to celebrate two championships that took place,” External link

boston Monday, April 8, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d definitely like to see sports betting happen,” “It’s important for fan engagement. There’s a ton of elicit activity that we all know has been going on for a long, long time. So, we’ll let the state figure that out. It’s in their hands” External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It’s an honor -- I cannot believe we’re on the wall,” MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren said. Murren joined joined MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis joined Red Sox President Sam Kennedy at field level inside Fenway to show off the latest addition to the iconic left field wall. “We do not take lightly putting corporate advertising on the most iconic location in professional sports," External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re going to celebrate Boston championships on Tuesday,” “We’ve had a great tradition of celebrating and recognizing Boston teams and their championships so we’re excited to celebrate two championships that took place” External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wmur Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wmur Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wcvb Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wcvb Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I actually spoke with him yesterday to formally invite him,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “I would hope that Fenway would have the opportunity to host an All-Star game in the next 3-5 years,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT



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president51.80%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
team president25.90%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
executive3.60%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
chief executive1.44%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
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Sam Kennedy said : “Understandably, there hasn’t been (buzz) because we had such a difficult 2020,” External link

masslive Friday, April 2, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I shudder to say this, but the only place we have to go is up compared to last year,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do think we can compete,” “We need to stay in this race down to the end and try to sneak in to October. We’re certainly not the favorite. We understand that. It’s kind of nice to be in that position once in a while where you have a chance to surprise some people” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Hopefully, we get off to a start where we’re competitive and we’re in games,” “We’re not down four or five runs in the second inning like last year. Hopefully, we’ll get off to a much, much better start and capture the imagination of New England the way we know we can when we have a competitive team that is worthy of fan support. That’s our job and we failed last year” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We do have a partnership with LeBron and Maverick through Fenway Sports Management, have become business partners with them and built a friendship and a relationship over the past decade or so,” “So if something were to come together, I would see them being very active and involved at the Fenway Sports Group level and helping us achieve our ambitions as a sports entertainment, media, real estate business that has global aspirations. We’ve got the Red Sox. We’ve got Liverpool. We’ve got real estate. New England Sports Network. Roush Fenway Racing. So I think you see us potentially expanding into other sports. And Maverick and LeBron are incredible business people. They have built great businesses. Obviously LeBron’s still playing and I think he has a long playing career in front of him” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Friday, February 26, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have submitted protocols, plans, procedures for that to happen,” External link

wcvb Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will not have 7:30 start times,” “Start times will be earlier than that, whether it’s 7:05, our traditional start time is 7:10, I think. We’ll have an announcement on that” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d love to host fans if the health and safety experts up here and the government officials say it’s okay,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d love to host fans if the health and safety experts up here and the government officials say it’s okay,” External link

masslive Friday, February 5, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Now, we’re in a position where we have a competitive team, we think, in 2021, a chance to be really, really good in the American League East,” “Hopefully, get to October and surprise people. But we are looking for a sustainable model. That’s something that was very important to Chaim in the interview process” External link

masslive Friday, February 5, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are very proud to play a small part in the healing,” External link

wwlp Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy recalled : “Coming into the 2004 Draft, we obviously didn’t pick until 65,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There was a price to be paid in 2018,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re working to build a team that will contend for a championship year in and year out,” “We’re not prioritizing a short-term splash over getting to that goal. We’re looking to build this thing the right way, brick by brick” External link

masslive Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m not going to respond to that,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There’s not a change in the overarching baseball philosophy,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy acknowledged : “I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I understand the frustration associated with the fact that it’s been a slow offseason,” “I understand the frustration when we have a very disappointing season like we had last year. The good news is that we have a lot of guys returning from health issues and we’re not done yet” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re pointing to the concept of a big offseason splash,” “I understand that. This has been a general, slow-moving offseason. It’s been frustrating for fans and we understand that. I’m not going to debate that with you” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m not going to respond to that,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “No, I would not agree with that,” “My guess is we’ll have a payroll somewhere in the top echelon of baseball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There’s not a change in the overarching baseball philosophy,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Bay Rays ) : “That’s your obsession because it’s cute and easy and Chaim Bloom worked for the Tampa Bay Rays,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “My hope is that I can add value at Acies, and this public company board responsibility will add to my own professional experience,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have been in discussion with the state for months and are very hopeful to have something to announce soon,” External link

masslive Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are pleased that Worcester, Portland, Greenville, and Salem have been invited to continue their affiliation and will remain part of the extended Red Sox family,” External link

masslive Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “We made it very clear at that meeting how we felt about the process, that it was Chaim and (general manager Brian O’Halloran) and the baseball department’s decision,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We were very, very impressed with the process (the front office) ran. It was very thorough,” “There were some great candidates. But I’m obviously extremely pleased that Alex Cora is back home here with the Red Sox” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I think you saw today how remorseful he is about what happened and how appreciative he is of the opportunity to come back,” “I am personally a big believer in second chances and I’m very excited Alex is going to have a second chance with us” External link

usaToday Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We are very pleased with the outcome, given how excited we are to have Alex back,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” “We were honest and genuine and direct that we would be supportive of the concept of Alex coming back if (Bloom) felt and his teammates felt that was the right thing for the Boston Red Sox. But that it was their decision to make” External link

click2houston Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re hopeful that in 2021, we’ll be in a position to do that,” “We also understand, if the virus takes a turn, and we’re not in a position to do that. I hope and pray that we are. There has been such a profound impact on our industry, on our business, on the people that work in our industry. I’m hopeful we can get back to some sense of normalcy and recovery in 2021 and beyond” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re very much looking forward to some sense of normalcy,” “We were one of the only major sports not to come back in a bubble, which was very difficult to pull off, as everybody knows. We were able to do it and I’m confident in our ability to get back and do it again. We have to be incredibly diligent with respect to the health and safety protocols” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Did we let him know how we felt about Alex? Absolutely,” “We were honest and genuine and direct that we would be supportive of the concept of Alex coming back if (Bloom) felt and his teammates felt that was the right thing for the Boston Red Sox. But that it was their decision to make” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it (COVID-19) have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” External link

masslive Monday, October 5, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it (COVID-19) have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” External link

masslive Monday, October 5, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “John Henry and Tom Werner have been here for 20 years,” External link

masslive Friday, October 2, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I don’t believe he (attended any) but I don’t know the answer to that, if he made it in for a game,” “Actually, I think he did come in. I saw him the last weekend at the ballpark. I guess it would not be accurate to say he didn’t see any games in person, just to be factually correct” External link

masslive Friday, October 2, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will not have 7:30 start times,” “Start times will be earlier than that, whether it’s 7:05, our traditional start time is 7:10, I think. We’ll have an announcement on that” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s really hard to know what next year is going to bring,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve been studying vaccines and therapeutics and realistic timetables,” “It’s really tough. It seems like this virus is going to be around for a while. Hopefully advancements will come soon. But I guess the appropriate way to answer the question is because we don’t know what next year is going to look like with respect to public gathering and crowds, we will be prepared for every scenario. That puts a lot of strain on our ticketing department, on our costumers. But we’ll be ready. I think the first cue will come from the New England Patriots and what happens down at Gillette Stadium. We’re watching that very carefully” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “To me, relevancy speaks to competitiveness,” “We need to be competitive year in and year out. Am I worried about not being competitive? Yes. Very worried. It keeps me up at night. It’s what keeps these guys up at night. We’re here to win championships. We want our fifth ring. We’ve got four of them and we want our fifth. We’re going to do everything we can this offseason, next year, into (2022) and beyond to bring another World Series championship to Red Sox fans. That’s what they deserve. We’re going to do everything we can to make that happen” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do know that it was a very, very difficult season,” “When you have a difficult season and you don’t perform at a high level, obviously fan interest wanes. We’re cognizant of that and it’s our job to do everything we can to be as competitive as possible so that interest level comes back” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve got such incredible sports franchises in this town and I think we’re all blessed that we can all root for each other and support each other,” “It has been a magical, magical era. As long as the existing ownership groups stay intact, we’re positioned for success as we go forward with all the teams as well” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Will it have an impact on our budget? Yes, of course it will because of the devastating impact it has had on our revenues this year,” “Obviously, next year is uncertain. That said, I don’t know what the outlook for 2021 is yet with respect to the virus. As that becomes clear, we’ll be able to act in real time and make decisions. I can tell you that John (Henry), Tom (Werner), Chaim (Bloom), (Brian O’Halloran) and I met last week and there is an organization-wide commitment from top down to this goal and mission to building a team that is consistent, that is competitive and gets us back to where we belong, which is at the top of the American League East” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "They're great partners for the front office. They're great partners with the staff, and, really, for the whole organization. They're consistent (and) they're true to themselves." External link

wcvb Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We were fortunate to be able to recruit Chaim Bloom to the Boston Red Sox from Tampa,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “That won’t be different. We’ll all be part of the process,” “It’s important that the managerial candidates feel comfortable with the entire organization. It’s important that we all have a chance to meet the person that Chaim and (general manager Brian O’Halloran) select. Our job is to support them in that endeavor. We look forward to doing that” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We saw it here with Theo (Epstein) and Tito (Francona), John (Farrell) and Ben (Cherington) and Dave (Dombrowski) and Alex (Cora),” “It’s really important, and I know we’re thinking long-term. We’re looking for a long-term solution to build that consistency which we aspire to achieve in terms of our consistent competitiveness on the field” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Collaboration and strong partnerships will help guide us through this pandemic and we are pleased to support the city’s efforts for the safe return to in-person learning through this donation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Collaboration and strong partnerships will help guide us through this pandemic and we are pleased to support the city’s efforts for the safe return to in-person learning through this donation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Today we delivered the very difficult news to approximately 10 percent of our full-time employees that their positions are being eliminated due to the profound impact of this ongoing pandemic,” External link

masslive Friday, September 18, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t anticipate any changes beyond what we’ve already done,” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that our fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Pedro Martinez ) : “It is uncomfortable and it’s not OK. The numbers have dwindled since the ’80s and ’90s with respect to African-American Major League Baseball players. That has to change,” “I think back to when we arrived here in 2001, the winter of ’01-02, one of the things that plagued us of course was we hadn’t won a World Series championship. I think the Red Sox were held back, kept back, from winning, largely because we were not a diverse organization on the field. I think back, I was just on a call with Pedro Martinez and I think back to the ’04 team and the ’07 team and the ’13 team and the ’18 team and the diversity within those rosters. ... That’s where we need to get to as an organization. The more diverse we are on the field and off the field, the better” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Robert Lewis ) : “You think about Robert Lewis and the BASE and the great work that’s going on right here in the heart of Roxbury: competitive baseball, learn to play baseball, boys and girls at young ages starting,” “We need to support those programs. Our own RBI program. Any single kid in Boston and New England that wants to play baseball, needs to have the ability to play baseball at whatever level they choose. And if we can multiply that times 30, we’ll be in a better place. But I agree. We have to do better. We have to grow our game in communities of color. It’s really important. We’ve made good strides here within our front office” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think Red Sox fans know that you need a core of your team, preferably homegrown talent, guys like Xander Bogaerts, Raffy Devers, and now we’ve got Alex Verdugo in the mix, and Christian Vazquez — guys that have won here in Boston and want to be in Boston and we want in Boston,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that our fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “People talk about untouchable. People talk about a rebuild or an overhaul. I think we’re repositioning the club in what has been a very, very difficult year,” “Let’s be honest about that. We’re at 10-20. Nobody thought we’d be here. No excuses. We did have some injuries. But we’re looking to reposition and build a club that are fans can be proud of in 2021” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Yeah, I think it’s important that we play hard each and every night and win as many ballgames as we possibly can and get fans and this team set for what we hope will be a better 2021,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think those guys and I think other guys,” “You’ve got Jackie Bradley Jr. who has been an incredible champion and leader within our organization. Andrew Benintendi. Obviously some pitchers who are injured right now with our top of the rotation. Our ace in Chris Sale. Looking forward to getting him back and healthy. And Eduardo Rodriguez, it was great to see his posts about how much he misses coming to the ballpark and playing. There’s not a desire to move on from any of these guys. If we have the ability to make a move that positions us for sustained success in 2021 and beyond, we will consider it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We still have a group of young core players you’d like to see with the Red Sox for a long, long time, but we’d never label anybody untouchable just given the fact that sometimes, to retool and restructure for the future, you do have to make difficult decisions as you saw with the Mookie (Betts) decision,” “I don’t think anybody would be untouchable, as it were, but there are certainly guys who have grown up in the system that we’d like to keep with the Sox for a long, long time” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Since the start of the Pandemic we have been in constant communication with Gov. Baker, Lt Gov. Polito, Mayor Walsh and Major League Baseball regarding safety protocols at Fenway Park,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve had ongoing conversations with both the state and the city,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We talk about scheduling issues each and every day,” “The 7:30 experiment was designed to try to capture the largest television audience possible. Given the way the team has played and given maybe the nature of the pandemic with people being home more, perhaps that wasn’t the right decision. We’ll see as we go forward here” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In terms of the scheduling conflicts with the Bruins and/or the Celtics, because we play every day it’s really hard for us to adjust on the fly,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Charlie Baker ) : “How about this? I can confirm that it is not Gov. Baker,” “We hope he’s going to be there but I can confirm he is not throwing the pitch” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I know it may seem a difficult thing to pull off at this point,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Given the outdoor environment, given the ability to socially distance, given the ability to have face coverings, hand sanitizers, pre-registration for people when they come in, there is a way I believe to do it and to pull it off in a safe way,” “We’ll see if that’s possible. Right now it’s not possible given Major League Baseball rules and given where we are with the state of Massachusetts and the city of Boston. But I’ve been very clear about this. As a baseball business in our industry, we need fans. We need fans back in the ballpark” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Our capacity would be driven by the ability to comply with the CDC guidelines with the respect to social distancing and Major League Baseball’s guidelines with respect to what their medical and health advisors would recommend,” “And so we don’t have a number (certain percentage) yet. But as we’re building out the plans and protocols in concert with MLB, we would come up with that. But the 20% number that the Patriots have talked about, I think was driven off a similar mindset, which was the amount of people that they could accommodate at Gillette while maintaining that social distance and keeping crowd control in line given these unusual circumstances” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Lives Matter ) : “The amplification and reinforcement of the Black Lives Matter message or movement, we don’t see it as a political statement. We see it as a human rights statement,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “Commissioner (Rob) Manfred said it well: we’re going to walk before we run,” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “But just from an operational perspective, for the sport, it would be great if we can do it to get fans in here even on a limited basis,” “I think we’re in this new world where we’ve developed a manifest for a socially-distanced ballpark. We would have procedures and protocols for attendees, including face covering and constant sanitization, health checks and monitoring people when they come in, before they come with forms so on and so forth” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In this world of technology, we can really accomplish a lot in advance of a purchase,” “So we are prepared to do that. However, we’re not there just yet. I do remain hopeful that it could happen this season but we just don’t know. Baseball is nothing without fans” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote : “The move from 7:10 to 7:30 is unique to this year - designed to maximize viewership and listenership at home,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are hopeful to have fans at some point,” “We need fans at Fenway Park. Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are hopeful to have fans at some point,” “We need fans at Fenway Park. Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m sure everyone has some anxiety at some level about a return to play. But from my conversations with our guys, they are so excited to get going,” “You know you don’t get into professional sports or work in professional sports unless you have an absolute passion and love for the game. And the hardest part I think for all of us, all of you, has been that we can’t be together in person. It’s been painful. So this has been amazing to see Jackie Bradley Jr. and J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts getting together and getting to be reunited. We haven’t seen each other since March 12. So it’s been a bit of a homecoming week and guys are really excited to get started” External link

forbes Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We need fans at Fenway Park,” “Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We don’t anticipate any changes beyond what we’ve already done,” “Part of the excitement about baseball returning is there are so many people who work in the game — our incredible scouts, front office, the folks in analytics, the folks in ticket sales — and also our neighbors in the Fenway area, small businesses. That’s another reason why getting fans back at the ballpark is so important — for the bars, the restaurants, the retail establishments in the area. So the economic engine that is the industry of Major League Baseball is really important. It’s another very positive thing about the game returning” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We need fans at Fenway Park,” “Our fans give us a competitive advantage. I can tell you there are clubs around Major League Baseball that are anticipating having fans in their ballparks. It’s an incredibly important part of our business and an incredibly important part of our baseball operation, so we would like to get to that point. I can’t tell you when that would happen. We are working through the protocols that would be required to pursue that opportunity someday in the future” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “Getting the negotiations back on track, that’s exactly what we have to do,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “I’ve known Rob Manfred for decades. No one wants to play baseball more than Rob,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ve had conversations with several of our players who want to get going,” “Just checking in on their families and seeing how everybody’s doing. And everybody in the industry really, really wants to get going. We want to get baseball back going because we all need a distraction. I’m so looking forward to sports coming back” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “It was not a new revelation,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Torii Hunter ) : “We’ve had these conversations in our hallways, in our clubhouse, in our dugout, at spring training,” “It’s not as if it consumes the organization by any means. But we feel a freedom and we we feel liberated to talk about these issues because of the tone that was set early on, all the way back in 2002. And from my conversations with players over the years, it’s very consistent with what Torii Hunter said in terms of this not being a Boston-specific problem” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think things have improved dramatically and that’s a really good thing,” “And I think the country is moving in the right direction. We’re seeing a huge movement right now, which is critically important to move forward together” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m very optimistic that we will come together,” “We have obviously committed to playing at least a 50-game schedule. Hopefully, we’ll make progress sooner rather than later because, boy, I think the country needs baseball, the greatest game ever invented, to get us going again” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m very optimistic that we will come together,” “We have obviously committed to playing at least a 50-game schedule. Hopefully, we’ll make progress sooner rather than later because, boy, I think the country needs baseball, the greatest game ever invented, to get us going again” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told : “It has been incredibly frustrating for our fans, for our players and for our front office,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I can’t wait to get started,” “It has been the longest offseason in history and we’re ready to get going at Fenway Park” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “This is hard and no one wants to hear about money and negotiations during this pandemic,” “I know there has been some public commentary. Hopefully, that can subside and the leaders in Major League Baseball and within the union will work together to come to an arrangement that’s fair for everybody” External link

masslive Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," "We want to get going so our players can get back to doing what they love and our fans can have something to offer a little distraction from the realities we’re all facing here" External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," "We want to get going so our players can get back to doing what they love and our fans can have something to offer a little distraction from the realities we’re all facing here" External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "If that means getting back on the field in a sort of television-only, radio-only, internet-only environment to get going, I think that’s great," External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "To coordinate the reopening of a sport that takes place in all these different communities is really, really hard," External link

wcvb Friday, May 8, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We are looking at changes as we go forward,” External link

foxnews Monday, May 4, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ll talk about that down the road,” “We just removed Ron Roenicke’s interim tag and he’s going to lead our club going forward. I think a lot of Alex’s future depends on how he approaches this suspension period” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I believe that Alex Cora is a great baseball manager,” “He achieved something incredible with the 2018 Boston Red Sox. He was great with us as a player. He has been a great member of our organization. That said, his conduct in Houston was completely and totally unacceptable. He knows that, he owned up to it and he apologized for it. He’s now being punished severly for it. We’ll see what the future brings, but in terms of the Red Sox’ managerial situation, we’re incredibly grateful that Alex’s bench coach, Ron Roenicke, was willing to step up and lead the group and is now leading us through another difficult period” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “To his credit, he apologized again yesterday for his behavior and conduct in Houston,” “I think that’s a great first step in the right direction for Alex Cora as he heads down the path of rehabilitation for what occurred in 2017. I was very pleased to see that exactly what Alex Cora told us had happened in 2018 happened. He was exonerated from any wrongdoing in 2018 and I think that’s really important for him” External link

masslive Friday, April 24, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have to earn back trust, and we’re prepared to do that,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I do. That’s my personal feeling,” “He does need to go through a rehab process. What he did was wrong. He acknowledged that to us and apologized to us. I’m a big believer in second chances, so we all wish him well” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "We have to earn back trust, and we're prepared to do that," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : ''We have to earn back trust, and we're prepared to do that,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “Tonight I want to join them and apologize to the other clubs across the league and also to our fans,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Clearly there was a rule violation,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy replied : “It’s unfortunate the violations occurred and it’s probably a better question for Major League Baseball and the commissioner’s office,” “We did not participate in the investigation at all. And everyone fully cooperated. And ultimately the determination was made by Major League Baseball. So I guess I’ll leave it at that” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The organization is facing a severe penalty. A second-round draft pick is extremely valuable,” “So the organization is being held accountable. An individual is being held accountable. And we accept the findings and we have to move on” External link

masslive Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "Yes, I do feel a sense of relief, but we’re not taking any victory laps," "A violation was uncovered and that was wrong and not acceptable. I am relieved that the report got to the truth and to the bottom of what happened. People will draw their own conclusions. I do feel a sense of relief and am glad the investigative process is over" External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "We have to earn back trust and we’re prepared to do that. It's very important," "We recognize that as an organization. The efforts of our baseball operations group ( to avoid wrongdoing) were spelled out in the report but we fell short. We need to do better" External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : "I don’t think it would be appropriate to invalidate the accomplishments of the ’18 team," External link

usaToday Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “M.L.B. acknowledged the front office’s extensive efforts to communicate and enforce the rules and concluded that Alex Cora, the coaching staff, and most of the players did not engage in, nor were they aware of, any violations,” “Regardless, these rule violations are unacceptable. We apologize to our fans and Major League Baseball, and accept the commissioner’s ruling” External link

nytimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "As an organization, we strive for 100% compliance with the rules," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As an organization, we strive for 100 percent compliance with the rules,” “We apologize to our fans and Major League Baseball, and accept the Commissioner’s ruling” External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : "MLB acknowledged the front office’s extensive efforts to communicate and enforce the rules and concluded that Alex Cora, the coaching staff, and most of the players did not engage in, nor were they aware of, any violations. Regardless, these rule violations are unacceptable," External link

wcvb Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are pleased to report that over the past week we have been able to expand that offering to Aramark employees by supplementing the original financial commitment to a new total of $1.5 million,” “The Aramark family is a central part of ours (at Fenway Park and JetBlue Park), and we are glad that these individuals will now benefit from this aid” External link

masslive Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote : “We recognize that this funding in no way fully mitigates the impact of what you are experiencing, but we hope that it will provide some measure of help and relief during this challenging period,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As it relates to the games on the front, the current thinking at Major League Baseball is that they would be added on to the backend of the schedule,” “But obviously subject to change as the situation develops. So we have not cancelled any of these games. We would be looking at a rescheduling. But clearly subject to change as the situation develops” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re trying to sort through all sorts of operational and business that matters, which seems relatively unimportant in the scale compared to the health-related issues, but we haven’t determined exactly how we’re going to handle our operations moving forward,” “But it’s at the top of our list to talk about how we’re going to be taking care of all of our employees, every man and woman that works for the Red Sox, and is part of the family. So we’re just trying to think through those now, I don’t have a firm answer for you. But that’s something that we’re going to be working on in the coming days” External link

forbes Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “As it relates to the games on the front end (of the schedule), the current thinking at Major League Baseball is that they would be added on to the back end of the schedule,” “But obviously subject to change as the situation develops. So we have not cancelled any of these games, we’d be looking at a rescheduling. But it’s really subject to change as the situation develops” External link

forbes Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Every square inch will be disinfected and cleaned,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re still open for business and we’re just doing it in a way that’s a little bit safer and in line with the recommendations from the health experts,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are realistic that, given what’s happening what’s happening in Boston and Massachusetts, there feels like a sense of inevitability that we would have a positive test either from someone who had been at Fenway Park or a member of our front office family,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We are realistic that, given what’s happening what’s happening in Boston and Massachusetts, there feels like a sense of inevitability that we would have a positive test either from someone who had been at Fenway Park or a member of our front office family,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I actually spoke to [Manfred] directly about it myself,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We did an extremely high level of due diligence with Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers,” “I actually spoke to the commissioner directly about it, myself. We are comfortable with the decision. Otherwise, we would not have moved forward in that direction” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I had a chance to meet Alex in person this morning and let him know the entire organization is here to support him and all of our players,” “We’re comfortable with the level of due diligence that we did” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think (chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom) was very clear the club is built to compete in the American League East, but it’s no doubt harder to get to that ultimate goal when you lose a player like Mookie Betts,” “No one debates that. But we’re now in a position with newfound resources, newfound flexibility and a club that only won 84 games last year, that we felt underperformed. We do think we’re in a position that, while more challenging, we do think we’re in position in the American League East to compete given the players we have on our roster and the resources we do have” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “Some of that’s demand. Some of that’s pace of sale,” “We’ll see as we get into March and April where that number shakes out. One the season-ticket holder front, we’re usually in the high-80s in terms of a renewal rate; 88-89%. We anticipate finishing our season ticket renewals this year in the low 80s, maybe 80-82%. So down. We anticipated that” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this was not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to have done that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price and we got back significant value in return” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s understandable that people could view this transaction as a way to rid yourself of some salary obligations,” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Price ) : “We tried to be clear that this not exclusively about the CBT and getting under the CBT threshold,” “There would have been other ways to do that. You don’t trade Mookie Betts to get under the CBT. We traded Mookie Betts and David Price to get substantial value for the return” External link

click2houston Monday, February 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I expected the anger and the sadness,” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “You trade Mookie Betts to get value back and to set yourself up to win another championship,” “And maybe it was the wrong decision. But that’s why we made the decision” External link

masslive Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I had a chance to meet with Alex in person this morning,” “And I let him know the entire organization is here to support him and all our players” External link

bostonglobe Monday, February 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “From a human perspective, [the trade] was very, very difficult and we knew there was going to be a strong negative reaction – we anticipated that,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In 19 years here, we’ve been very consistent in recognizing that the thing that sells tickets and drives interest in the Boston Red Sox is a competitive team – our fans enjoy young players, they enjoy homegrown players, they enjoy a collection of free agents – we’re going to market the heck out of this team the way we always do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve got to get these players to come together and perform at a higher level than they did last year,” “That will be the path forward – probably less talk from us, except to be accountable to this deal we made, be accountable for other major decisions that we make but we’ll let the team go out and speak for themselves as we go into spring training and as we get beyond what was a tough, tough decision” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “First of all, Fenway Sports Group is doing great, it’s a collection of companies that John and [chairman] Tom [Werner] and Mike Gordon and their partners own, but each individual entity truly operates independently,” “The Red Sox have to make the best decisions for the Red Sox. That’s how we operate and how we’ve operated in 19 years” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “the characterization of this as a financial move or a payroll slash is misleading,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “In management, we’ve made a lot of bad, wrong decisions in our 19 years here,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy ( about David Price ) : “Both David and Mookie earned legendary status in Boston in 2018. Mookie, becoming the only American League player to win a World Series, MVP, Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger in the same year, and David, with his memorable postseason run as the winning pitcher who clinched both the AL pennant and the club’s ninth World Series Championship. Their time in Boston will always be remembered as historic” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy says : “I think the old way of pricing your inventory was, if you signed a big free agent, raise ticket prices,” “If you win the World Series, hit ‘em hard, have a double-digit ticket price increase” External link

wbur Friday, January 31, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think John Henry and Tom Werner were very clear in September that there are baseball penalties and financial issues with being over the CBT,” “They were clear that it was a goal, teams have a goal of resetting and can have a goal of resetting because there are benefits to doing that. But we’ll see where that goes. "Tom Werner was quick to say that it was goal, not a mandate for Chaim (Bloom) and (Brian O’Halloran) so we’ll see where this offseason leads and takes us. We’ve had a lot of discussions with a lot of different clubs, our baseball group has, and we’ll see. It’s going to be interesting as we approach spring training” External link

masslive Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It became increasingly clear throughout the course of the day that it just wasn’t going to be possible for him to lead the organization in 2020 or beyond,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You are naturally inclined to look inside your organization, that has been a red sox practice when it comes to executives and players, it’s just natural you know your people better than external people the market changes when you throw two more teams into the mix so it does create a larger sense of urgency to get conversations going, not to mention the fact that we have spring training coming up in a few weeks,” External link

wwlp Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t be honest if I said this didn’t feel a little bit different coming off of the events of the last week,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ll be OK We’ll get through this,” “We’ve been through a lot in our 19 years. We’ll be OK” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Brian O ) : “It’s got to be someone who fits the culture of this team and has a knowledge of what it’s going to take to put a championship team on the field in 2020,” “It’s a tall task to get someone in place, but Chaim and (O’Halloran) will get it done for sure” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We anticipate being down based on where we were last year coming off a World Series victory,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added : “We’ll see after we go on sale what our individual game tickets, as we lead into the end of January here,” “We’ll have more information on that as we get into spring training, in terms of comparing year-over-year” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re trying to stamp those out,” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Domenic Sarmo ) : “We have a great partnership with Dom Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, obviously an incredible partnership with Mike Mathis of MGM in Springfield and (MGM executives) Jim Mirren and Bill Hornbuckle, an incredible team of people,” “The Red Sox have enjoyed forever a great regional fanbase in all six New England states. The western part of Massachusetts is really really important. ... It’s great to be able to market the club to the rest of the state, to bring our entire team and our alums out here. We’ve got about 7,000 people here for the two-day event. It’s great to be out here in Western Mass” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

dcourier Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s fair to say you’re naturally inclined to look inside an organization,” “That’s been the Red Sox’ practice when it comes to executives and players, homegrown talent. It’s just natural. You know your people better than external people. I know there’s a lot of discussion about internal candidates so I think that’s fair to say. That’s a natural place to start” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I would think they would just because managerial jobs are so few and far between,” “The chance to manage the Boston Red Sox is a unique opportunity” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re not going to set a hard deadline just to set one,” “To set some some artificial, arbitrary deadline might not be achievable. We’d rather get the right person whether it’s a full-time manager or an interim solution” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s got to be someone who fits the culture of this team and has the knowledge of what it takes to put the championship team on the field in 2020,” “There are a lot of good candidates out there” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

wcvb Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Joe Castiglione ) : “Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” External link

wcvb Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : “it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : "it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex" External link

gazette Friday, January 17, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy maintained ( about Alex Cora ) : “it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 17, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” External link

bworldcom Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Alex is an incredibly talented manager and accomplished great things with us,” “He has expressed remorse, apologized yesterday to us for the embarrassment that this caused, and I think he’ll go through a process of rehabilitation, so we’ll see what happens. It would be hard to speculate. But he is an extreme talent” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s important to recognize that this collective decision (Tuesday) was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” “The other thing I’d add is the organization is well aware of the rules and communicated those to our uniformed personnel and front office staff, but that’s as far as we’ll go in terms of talking about anything related to Boston” External link

bostonherald Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Alex is an incredibly talented manager who accomplished great things with us. He’s expressed remorse yesterday to us for the embarrassment this caused. He’ll go through a process of rehabilitation and we’ll see what happens,” “It’ll be hard to speculate. He’s an extreme talent” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision," "Alex came to the conclusion that he could not effectively lead the organization going forward in light of the commissioner's findings and the ruling. And we came to that conclusion as well" External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Our hope and desire has been for him to take on more and more of a role as he develops the next stage of his career,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “He walked through the front office and he knew it was important to participate actively in the New England community,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His demeanor yesterday was exactly how [anyone] would expect it to be: He handled himself with class, with dignity, with respect,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision,” External link

samoaobserver Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “He walked through the front office and he knew it was important to participate actively in the New England community,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston," External link

wsau Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His demeanor yesterday was exactly how [anyone] would expect it to be: He handled himself with class, with dignity, with respect,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It is also important to recognize that this collective mutual decision yesterday was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While it was difficult personally for a lot of people, professionally it was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex. It was a mutual decision," "Alex came to the conclusion that he could not effectively lead the organization going forward in light of the commissioner's findings and the ruling. And we came to that conclusion as well" External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re not going to get into specifics around job interviews,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I didn’t know all the facts of the 2017 Houston Astros,” “I don’t think anybody did. Once was the report was made clear, then we had facts to go on” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “This collective, mutual decision was related exclusively to the incidents that took place in Houston,” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “We felt the contents of the report and the conduct that went on, proved by the report, were not acceptable,” “It was something that would not allow Alex to effectively lead the team moving on in 2020 and beyond. He came to that conclusion as well, unfortunately” External link

masslive Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added ( about Alex Cora ) : "This is a sad day for us. Alex is a special person and a beloved member of the Red Sox. We are grateful for his impact on our franchise. We will miss his passion, his energy, and his significant contributions to the communities of Cora said in the statement that he and Red Sox management had agreed “parting ways was the best thing” for the future of the team, which begins spring training in less than a month. “I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward,” Cora said. “It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston”. Cora added: “My two years as manager were the best years of my life. It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston. I will forever be indebted to the organization and the fans who supported me as a player, a manager and in my efforts to help Puerto Rico . This is a special place. There is nothing like it in all of baseball, and I will miss it dearly" External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy : “Behind every Red Sox fan, there’s a story. We are so very proud that Pete’s story led him through Fenway Park as a player, and later, as an icon and member of our family. His legacy will affect generations of ALS patients nationwide, and his courage will be remembered by all of us. We were privileged to have known him, and honored that he was part of our team” External link

masslive Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We would love to have an All-Star Game,” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We need more space for it to take over the whole city. We’ve told MLB we would like to host,” “We don’t have any specific plans or a specific year. Obviously, 1999 was the last time so we’d like to make it happen in the near future” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Just to keep them in the loop on what I’m hearing and they told me what they’re hearing,” “We’ll keep communicating with them” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Alex acknowledged that he has spoken to MLB and he wants to leave it at that, as he should,” “We’ll see where it all goes” External link

masslive Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We would love to have an All-Star Game here,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, November 22, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’m sure we’ll have conversations at the appropriate time,” External link

masslive Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about White Sox ) : “They can give him a sense of the history and what it means to be a member of the Red Sox,” “I thought that showed some incredible feel on his part, to want to connect with our alums who know what it’s like to be in Boston” External link

masslive Friday, November 8, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think what we’ll see with Chaim’s leadership, with the baseball ops department, clearly he’s in charge,” External link

masslive Friday, November 8, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a chance to connect the 2020 team, not only with our great fan base but with each other,” “It’ll be the first time that the Red Sox players and coaching staff has a chance to get together and see each other since the end of last year. It’s a great way for the players to bond with each other and a great way for our alumni to reconnect with each other and of course, get together with our great fan base” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve communicated with J.D. that we’re ecstatic that he’s decided to stay here with the Red Sox,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have been very open that we hold existing baseball ops in very high regard, but we’ve also made it clear that Chaim is in charge,” “Our hope and our goal is that the group will work very well together. But you never know until you get into things. Time will tell. We’ll only know as we get into the day to day” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We have that clear structure and reporting lines where Chaim is in charge of the department and will be making the final decisions,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The difference is in the structure, having one top executive and then the structure of how that person wants either a GM or 2-3 assistant GMs,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Erik Neander ) : “The title is the only difference,” “At the end of the day, the baseball operations department has one leader and now it’s our chief baseball officer, Chaim Bloom. The structure that we came up with is consistent with some other teams around the league. It seems to have worked very well. Chaim and Erik had this structure in Tampa and it seemed to work well for them” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Instead of casting a wide net and going out and asking permission on 8-10 people, we really took the time to read, do research and examine what the options might be,” “All of those roads, from conversations with people throughout the game, led the three of us to believe that Chaim would be the absolute ideal choice to come in and partner with the front office and be an incredible teammate” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a testament to everyone in the organization,” “It obviously doesn’t benefit an organization to have things getting out there and people’s names. We’re all human beings. When you read that someone may be leaving or that someone’s considered or not considered, you can, from an organizational perspective, it can cause disruption” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We made a big bet that our research and all of the phone conversations we had with other executives, players, coaches and people at MLB in terms of what we were looking for to complement the four people in our existing staff that he was the exact right guy,” “We made a big bet that he would be that right person. We said, alright, we’re just going to focus on him and see how it goes. Thankfully, it worked out” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a great day for the Red Sox,” “Chaim’s demonstrated the ability to take a comprehensive approach to building a successful team at the major league level. And he understands what Red Sox fans want and what Red Sox fans deserve. That’s a sustainable baseball operation throughout the entire organization, which we hope will deliver more and more October baseball at Fenway” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We tried to keep up with the change of nature of the structure of the baseball operations department,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Instead of casting a wide net and going out and asking permission on 8-10 people, we really took the time to read, do research and examine what the options might be,” “All of those roads, from conversations with people throughout the game, led the three of us to believe that Chaim would be the absolute ideal choice to come in and partner with the front office and be an incredible teammate” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s a testament to everyone in the organization,” “It obviously doesn’t benefit an organization to have things getting out there and people’s names. We’re all human beings. When you read that someone may be leaving or that someone’s considered or not considered, you can, from an organizational perspective, it can cause disruption” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We made a big bet that our research and all of the phone conversations we had with other executives, players, coaches and people at MLB in terms of what we were looking for to complement the four people in our existing staff that he was the exact right guy,” “We made a big bet that he would be that right person. We said, alright, we’re just going to focus on him and see how it goes. Thankfully, it worked out” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We could go in any number of directions,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There may be strategic reasons this offseason to be over that we might not be aware of yet,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t want to comment about what we would or wouldn’t do with respect to opt-outs and or anything like that just given the truth is we don’t know at this point,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Given how 2019 went, you are, like, five minutes away,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We hope J.D. is here,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "Yes, there is a way, but obviously it will be difficult given the nature of their agreements," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT," "It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it" External link

wsau Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy aseguró : “Están tomando medidas, no están esperando” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT,” “It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “They’re taking action, they’re not waiting,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Theo Epstein ) : “Theo said his focus is on the Cubs and we haven’t requested permission,” “We just haven’t ruled anything out. It’s too early” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We will continue to demonstrate a willingness to go over the CBT,” “It is going to be a challenging offseason, but we are going to attack it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “They’re taking action, they’re not waiting,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Theo Epstein ) : “Theo said his focus is on the Cubs and we haven’t requested permission,” “We just haven’t ruled anything out. It’s too early” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I wouldn’t want to comment about what we would or wouldn’t do with respect to opt-outs and or anything like that just given the truth is we don’t know at this point,” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re studying different structures within different organizations,” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “We’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of due diligence,” “We made the decision to move away from Dave early, as you know, which we thought was the right thing for Dave once we made that decision but also the right thing for the Red Sox. It gives us an opportunity to get a head start on the thinking and the research that we wanted to conduct” External link

masslive Monday, September 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t sell advertising on NESN and advertising at the ballpark based on one season — it’s sort of the ‘body of work,’ ” “There’s no bonus if we win the World Series from an advertiser or a sponsor, and we certainly don’t refund any money if we have a down year” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I don’t know how the market will react to the 2019 season, we haven’t had a year where we finished eight or nine games above .500 or wherever we’ll finish recently — we’ve kind of been either in first place or last place,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I would anticipate a very, very modest increase, more of an inflationary type of adjustment,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, September 30, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Right or wrong, we weren’t going to answer questions about the departure other than to thank him for a job well done,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “I can handle this one. Right or wrong we felt we weren’t going to answer questions about Dave’s departure. It was going to be a situation where we’d be asked a lot of questions about blame and what he did wrong, and we felt very strongly as a group that the right thing was to thank him for his time and his service,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Raquel embodies the culture of our organization,” “She cares passionately about the organization and its people” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ll tell you flat-out: [The Xander Bogaerts] deal would not have gotten done without Raquel, her leadership, her relationship with Xander, the trust and candor that they had with each other,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I understand the appearance or the suggestion that it may have been a distraction or intentional act to try to distract people,” “I can assure you that was not the case. The reason it happened last night was because David Ortiz wanted it to happen last night. David, we had a standing invitation for him to come and throw out a first pitch. He had made the decision a few days ago that last night would be the night” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We all wanted it to be a surprise. He did. We did,” “We weren’t sure when exactly he was going to come until a couple days ago. Then he said Monday night was the night. We said it would be great to surprise the fans” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We just knew it would have been a wholly unsatisfactory experience given that we’re just not going to expand on the statements we provided [Monday],” “I understand the desire for one and the frustration for not having one, but given that we’re not going to expand on what we said in our press statement, it just wouldn’t have been satisfactory to anyone” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy ( about Dave Dombrowski ) : “Dave and I enjoyed a tremendous partnership these past four seasons. His baseball acumen and relentless pursuit of winning produced a season that will long be remembered by all of us” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Dave and I enjoyed a tremendous partnership these past four seasons,” “His baseball acumen and relentless pursuit of winning produced a season that will long be remembered by all of us” External link

masslive Monday, September 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Connecting with the next generation has been a critical part of Commissioner Manfred’s agenda over the past several years and we are thrilled to participate in next seasons Little League Classic that directly connects Major League Players with Little Leaguers,” “We look forward to spending time with the next generation of fans and playing in the intimate setting of Historic Bowman Field filled with Little Leaguers and their families” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There were some discussions that involved Major League players and really rattling cages and shifting things around,” “I’m glad those didn’t happen, because I believe in the guys we have right now” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 2, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “There were some discussions that involved Major League players and really rattling cages and shifting things around,” “I’m glad those didn’t happen, because I believe in the guys we have right now” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 2, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “Oh my God, it was an injustice,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “His outstanding leadership and proactive approach to fan safety and security allowed us to anticipate and react to any scenario arising at the ballpark,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 15, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of prime-time games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "To be able to provide state of the art medical facilities and strength and conditioning facilities as well as being able to move ahead with some of the technological advances the fans will see, we’re going reap the benefits. There’ll be video systems and other types of technology that are present or will be at that time. “There’s been a lot of emphasis in the industry on player welfare - from nutrition to sleep to physical care,” Crockett added. “A lot of those things are the talking points we’ve had with Larry (Lucchino, Worcester/Pawtucket Red Sox president) and his team throughout this process. We want to go above and beyond and serve the needs of the next generation of player, from 2021 and beyond, not just things done by ballparks that have come before us”. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said the park would be a useful resource for players at all levels of the organization both in and out of season. “The ballpark will provide benefit for our Triple-A guys, our guys being promoted from Double-A, but also our Major League guys who stay in Boston for the winter. Larry has been talking about building out some facilities that guys might be able to use," External link

masslive Friday, July 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of primetime games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You’re not going to hear us make any excuses about performance based on travel or logistics,” “We play a lot of primetime games, Sunday nights. That goes with the territory. We’ve managed to win four World Series having rigorous travel. We aren’t worried about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 12, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “You have to go outside the boundaries of your normal existence and try to elevate the stature of the game, try to show the game to as many eyeballs as you can,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve seen the incredible reach of sport throughout the world. We’ve seen the growth of Liverpool supporters and fans in North America over the last 7 to 10 years since we’ve owned the club,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wkbw Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

Koat Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," External link

kcci Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “When we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us,” “It’s appropriate, and expected, that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wkbw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wptv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

kxxv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "When you love someone and they come in harm's way, it's jarring," "But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what's necessary" External link

upi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he he his bigger than life you know David like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to that teams and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wmur Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wmur Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life. You know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy told ( about David Ortiz ) : “David was probably the most beloved and one of the most important players in our history, leading us to multiple world championships,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “When we needed David the most, he was there for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life, you know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "But he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston to continue care," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It was jarring. It was, frankly, stunning and terrifying,” “It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now, our exclusive focus, is on his health and well-being” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It shocked us to the core," "It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

wkbw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I think we all remember in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late-April,” “And so, it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our focus right now, our exclusive focus, is on his health and well-being and to do what we can to support the family and get David back here to Boston,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

kxxv Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

abcactionnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core," "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family. On behalf of our entire organization -- our thoughts and prayers are with David" External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston” External link

680news Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It shocked us to the core," "It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being (and) to get David back here in Boston" External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he's bigger than life, you know David, like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to the team and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our medical team here in Boston and the doctors in the Dominican Republic have confirmed that David’s condition is serious, but that he is stable enough to be transported back to Boston for continued care,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all remember that in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late April. And so it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids what happened last night what had happened was really difficult,” “But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what’s neccesary at this moment” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "David Ortiz is one of the most celebrated and beloved members of the Red Sox family," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "But he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston to continue care," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about John Henry ) : “It shocked us to the core,” “I can speak on behalf of John and Tom and everyone in the front office. It was jarring. It was, frankly, stunning and terrifying. It was a horrific incident” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz,” “Telling my kids last night what had happened was really difficult. I know the same holds true for everyone up here, for ownership. It’s hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox. When you love someone and they come in harm’s way, it’s jarring. But you have to put those things aside and focus on what’s necessary” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. Telling my kids last night what happened was really difficult,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy added ( about David Ortiz ) : "David’s condition is still serious, but he is stable enough to be transported back here to Boston" External link

themirror Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “Our medical team here in Boston and the doctors in the Dominican Republic have confirmed that David’s condition is serious, but that he is stable enough to be transported back to Boston for continued care,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all remember that in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us in late April. And so it’s appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : “It’s an emotional time. I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids what happened last night what had happened was really difficult,” “But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what’s neccesary at this moment” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "I always said that he he his bigger than life you know David like that vibe he brought in on a daily basis to that teams and what he brings every time I see him." External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "They’re also with this father Leo, his wife Tiffany, his kids D’Angleo, Jessica, and Alexandra as well as his extended family and friends throughout the world." External link

wcvb Monday, June 10, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about David Ortiz ) : "It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox," External link

wcvb Monday, June 10, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I’ve talked to a lot of players,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 10, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t see this as an endorsement of a particular politician or a set of policies or procedures,” “We see this as recognition of our players for a world championship. That’s the way we’ve looked at it going back to 2004” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “would be a concern for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “The most important thing was to be consistent,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We don’t see this as an endorsement of a particular politician or a set of policies or procedures,” “We see this as recognition of our players for a world championship. That’s the way we’ve looked at it going back to 2004” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy wrote ( about Fenway Park ) : “We would be honored to host a college football bowl game at Fenway, and we are exploring the possibility,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “Fenway is such an attraction here in New England, we thought that had more appeal than pursuing an official bowl game. But I wouldn’t rule that out,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “We were hoping to get the games for Fenway and Gillette Stadium. We’ll keep trying,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "While he really appreciated our invite and outreach, he feels his attendance might create a distraction," External link

nampa Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’ve had a great tradition of celebrating and recognizing Boston teams and their championships, so we’re excited to celebrate two championships that took place,” External link

boston Monday, April 8, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’d definitely like to see sports betting happen,” “It’s important for fan engagement. There’s a ton of elicit activity that we all know has been going on for a long, long time. So, we’ll let the state figure that out. It’s in their hands” External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It’s an honor -- I cannot believe we’re on the wall,” MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren said. Murren joined joined MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis joined Red Sox President Sam Kennedy at field level inside Fenway to show off the latest addition to the iconic left field wall. “We do not take lightly putting corporate advertising on the most iconic location in professional sports," External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “We’re going to celebrate Boston championships on Tuesday,” “We’ve had a great tradition of celebrating and recognizing Boston teams and their championships so we’re excited to celebrate two championships that took place” External link

masslive Friday, April 5, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wmur Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wmur Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wcvb Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : "It will be a great day," External link

wcvb Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sam Kennedy said : “I actually spoke with him yesterday to formally invite him,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sam Kennedy said ( about Fenway Park ) : “I would hope that Fenway would have the opportunity to host an All-Star game in the next 3-5 years,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ceo12.95%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
president51.80%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
team president25.90%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
executive3.60%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
chief executive1.44%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
spokesman0.72%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
university health network spokesman0.72%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
health network spokesman0.72%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
chief operating officer2.16%EN04/04/201404/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Sam KennedyEN98.11%
Sam KennedyES1.89%


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