Game of Thrones: Red Sox style

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Jul 27, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) looks on in the dugout at his sheet against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

John Farrell: Maester Aemon. John Farrell has been assigned the impossible task of steering the Red Sox ship through a terrible storm of underperformance this year. Wise old Maester Aemon must do the same at The Wall, advising the rag-tag crew of Night’s Watch brothers in the fight against the Wildlings/Free Folk. Maester Aemon impresses me more, though: I don’t think John Farrell could do his job if he were blind.

Oct 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins president Cam Neely (left) with Boston Red Sox president and chief executive officer Larry Lucchino and the World Series trophy during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Lucchino: Tywin Lannister. Larry Lucchino may have called the Yankees the “Evil Empire,” but he has been trying to build his own empire in Boston, and with much success. Like Tywin, he can be cold and calculated, but he ultimately has the best interests of his dynasty at heart.

Oct 10, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington watches the team during a workout in preparation for the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Cherington: Varys. Larry Lucchino may be the boss that controls the purse strings, but Ben Cherington’s power has steadily grown since he was bullied into signing a manager he didn’t want (Bobby Valentine). Varys also rises from humble beginnings to become a major power broker, and he doesn’t even have a last name. They both have master plans, and we wait anxiously to find out what those plans are.