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By BRENDAN McGAIR
PAWTUCKET â You always want to make a good impression whenever a member of hierarchy stops by, which the Pawtucket Red Sox were able to do Wednesday night courtesy of a 7-4 win against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Game One of their best-of-five opening-round Governorâs Cup series.
With Red Sox president & CEO Larry Lucchino present at McCoy Stadium, the PawSox were able to put their best foot forward and demonstrate winning baseball â two traits that have been MIA for a vast majority of Bostonâs 2012 season.
PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler was certainly impressed that a high-ranking Red Sox official took the time out of his busy schedule to check up on the progress down on the farm. Lucchino spent quite a bit of time in Pawtucketâs clubhouse prior to Wednesdayâs game and even joined the players on the field as they loosened up in preparation for the 7:05 first pitch.
âHe felt very comfortable about things,â said Beyeler. âWhenever a member of the front office comes down, itâs neat that they take the time to come down and see us play.â