Must-Read of the Day: The Boston Globe on the Fall of the Red SoxRob Carr/Getty Images
Red Sox fans, did you think the worst thing you’d read today would be about Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs? You were wrong!
The Boston Globe’s Bob Hohler gives us an epic postmortem on one of the greatest collapses in MLB history. Behold tales of Red Sox clubhouse freeze-outs (Jacoby Ellsbury!), players obsessed with their own stats (Tim Wakefield! David Ortiz!), a manager with marital and (alleged) painkiller problems (Tito!), and this corker about John Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey:
“Drinking beer in the Sox clubhouse is permissible. So is ordering take-out chicken and biscuits. Playing video games on one of the clubhouse’s flat-screen televisions is OK, too. But for the Sox pitching trio to do all three during games, rather than show solidarity with their teammates in the dugout, violated an unwritten rule that players support each other, especially in times of crisis.”
You’re going to want to pop some popcorn for this one. Read the entire piece here.
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