Ex-Red Sox GM Sold WS Tix To Mayor For Favors

The former GM of the Boston Red Sox is in trouble for supposedly selling World Series tickets to a Massachusetts mayor in exchange for favors to his minor league team.

Dan Duquette arms up

(”Don’t shoot! I give up!“)

The BOSTON GLOBE reports that Daniel Duquette sold Pittsfield mayor James Ruberto two tickets for the 2004 World Series at face value, in return for allowing Duquette’s Berkshire Dukes baseball team to play in Pittsfield’s Wahconah Park.

Although Duquette didn’t give the tickets to Ruberto for free - which would have been against state law - the State Ethics Commission says the face-value sale still violated a conflict-of-interest statue. Read more…