July 9, 2012
Jeff Shribman can be forgiven for wondering where he went wrong.
He sent his son Doug, now 23, to the prestigious Belmont Hill School and later watched him graduate from Bucknell University with a degree in political science and history. Even in the midst of a tough economy, it should have given him the wherewithal to find a respectable job.
Instead, when Jeff goes to Saturday's Red Sox game to cheer the team he's loved since childhood, he will do so knowing that son Doug has been working feverishly to undo his hopes and to guide the minions of the "evil empire" in their quest to trample the dreams of Sox fans.
In other words, Marblehead native Doug Shribman works for the Yankees.
It's hard to blame him for taking what sounds like the ideal job. He used his degree and a background that included four years playing first base at Bucknell to win a spot as a baseball operations intern. Thus, he labors alongside about a dozen fellow diamond engineers teasing out the endless numbers that tell Yankees manager Joe Girardi that, for example, a suddenly improved opposing pitcher is throwing 10 percent more fastballs.
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