"It should be noted that Pavano went to the Yankees for what one Red Sox official called "the right reasons -- family (his mother and fiancée). We actually offered a little more money, but his mother had bought the Yankee hat and his fiancée really wanted to go to New York. That's fine. That's good. We offered Brad Radke more money and more years, but he preferred living in Minnesota. For us, it's not good. In the big picture, it's very good. I just wish we had them both."
Gee...I thought the Red Sox willingly dropped Pavano in favor of signing David Wells and Renteria?
Golly...so...basically...Red Sox fans were full of sh**? Wow.