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"It’s funny...we’re having this conversation in the run-up to the 100-year anniversary of the trade that defined this franchise for most of its history. On December 26, 1919, Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000, largely for non-baseball reasons. That transaction changed the history of the two franchises, the history of baseball, in a small way the history of America.
"A century later, the Red Sox are in almost the exact same spot, plus or minus a couple billion dollars. Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistake twice. "