Bill Belichick praises Red Sox after taking in Sunday’s game
Bill Belichick has nothing but effusive praise for the Boston Red Sox organization after taking in Sunday’s victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The New England Patriots head coach on Tuesday spent some time discussing how he was left mightily impressed over how the Red Sox go about their business from top to bottom.
“Dave’s done a great job — doing a great job,” Belichick said ahead of Tuesday’s training camp practice, as transcribed by NESN. “What a game that was Sunday. What a team they have. I marvel at the way they compete, how consistent they’ve been, how many people have contributed, just the overall organization.”
“Tony (LaRussa, Dombrowski’s special assistant), (manager Alex Cora), their scouting staff — we have a good relationship with those people, and they’ve been great to us.”
Belichick and girlfriend Linda Holliday took in Sunday’s thrilling 5-4 win in extra-innings from the comforts of Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s box.
Belichick, never one to be overly concerned about appearing fashion-forward in any sense, was playfully trolled on social media over his unique way of rocking a baseball cap.
Bill Belichick at Fenway for #RedSox #Yankees #WBZ pic.twitter.com/23YGszAFio
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) August 6, 2018
Belichick’s odd hat style choice aside, the Patriots coach — who knows a thing or two about such things — is well-aware of the fact Red Sox have a good thing going right now and are rolling at the right time.
“I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best,” Belichick said, “not that they need any help from me. They seem to be doing just fine.”
Indeed. After sweeping the four-game set with the Yankees and sitting idle on Monday, the Red Sox, an MLB-best 79-34, boast a commanding nine-game lead in the AL East over their division rivals, something the team thoroughly enjoyed pointing out on social media.