“To be honest, we were doing the same things [drinking in the clubhouse] all season when we had the best record in baseball.”
– Jon Lester in the Boston Globe
Okay, so this might just be a small piece of a longer quote but he said it. The guys were drinking and eating terrible yet delicious, foods in the clubhouse all year long. He brings up a good point, the beer was a constant and the team’s play fluctuated. What was the variable brought in when the team stunk? Nothing. The team was inconsistent since day 1 of the season. The Sox were awful for the first month of the season and turned it around to become the best team in the league to only tank it and miss the playoffs. The writing was on the wall from the beginning and nothing was done to fix it. Boston was mismanaged and was put together with individuals, not players to make a team. The team just needs more Dave Roberts, Doug Mientkiewicz, and Mark Bellhorns and less Carl Crawfords and John Lackeys. This comes from the top down, so I blame you Larry Lucchino. Watch over your team and stop blaming the people you hired in the first place. Jon Lester rules!