Bill Belichick on the Red Sox: ‘I marvel at the way they compete’

"I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best, not that they need any help from me."

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, alongside Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski as Boston faced the Yankees.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick likes what he sees with the Red Sox this year. On Sunday night, he had an up close look as he took in the Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park, sitting next to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

“We have some mutual friends,’’ said Belichick when asked about Dombrowski. “Dave’s done a great job.’’

Despite trailing 4-1 entering the ninth inning, the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win.

“What a game that was Sunday, what a team they have,’’ said Belichick. “I marvel at the way they compete, how consistent they’ve been. How many people have contributed to the overall organization — Tony [La Russa], Alex [Cora], the scouting staff.’’

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In June, Belichick canceled a practice and instead held a team bonding experience at Fenway Park.

“We have a good relationship with those people,’’ said Belichick. “They’ve been good to us. They provided us with a great experience in June for our football team.

“I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best, not that they need any help from me, they seem to be doing just fine.’’