Found October 12, 2011 on
Nomar Garciaparra has dealt with his fair share of Red Sox drama. The former shortstop weighed in on a recent article that leaked alleged issues that were going on behind closed doors when he appeared on WEEI on Wednesday. Garciaparra said he'd be surprised if Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield would have allowed a situation so bad to linger for very long -- if at all. "When I look at this, that's where I really question: How bad was it?" Garciaparra said. "Was it as extreme as they're making it out to be in the media? Was it maybe one...

Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, John Lackey Reportedly Drank Beer, Played Video Games During Red Sox Games

Shortly after the Red Sox completed their historic collapse on the final day of the season, the reports of clubhouse problems emerged. Some Red Sox pitchers were accused of drinking beer during games. Adrian Gonzalez complained about the team’s arduous schedule. David Ortiz said some players probably didn’t care about the team losing. Apparently those [...]

Red Sox DH Ortiz: 'Too much drama' in Boston

With manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein out the door, could slugger David Ortiz be next? Ortiz told ESPN that he's unsure if he wants to be back in Boston next season because "There's too much drama." Ortiz remarks came on the same day that Epstein had reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the Chicago Cubs and hours after a Boston Globe...

Lackey, Beckett, & Lester Outed as Booze Brothers

The Boston press continues it's long reputation of dishing dirt with a another hit piece in today's Boston Globe. It's a very lengthy artlicle, but here are some of the highlights lowlights:Boston’s three elite starters went soft, their pitching as anemic as their work ethic. The indifference of Beckett, Lester, and Lackey in a time of crisis can be seen in what team...

David Ortiz Says Some Red Sox Players Probably Didn’t Care

With the greatest collapse in franchise history comes plenty of speculation about what went wrong. After the Red Sox lost a nine-game Wild Card lead in less than a month, people wanted answers. A team can’t just implode without providing a few reason as to what caused it — especially a team in Boston. Over [...]

Rozer Helpfully Maps Out Epstein’s First Few Days On The Job

While Nomar Garciaparra compares the treatment suddenly afforded to Tito Francona on his way out the door to the brickbats aimed at such all-time Boston greats as Carl Yazstremski, Ted Williams and…uh, Carl Everett Nomar Gariaparra, departing GM Theo Epstein receives a number of helpful suggestions from the Daily Herald’s Barry Rozner on how to best assume the same position with...

Theo Epstein reported to be on his way to the Cubs

According to Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald, Theo Epstein is on his way to Chicago and will leave his GM job with the Red Sox soon. Buckley is one of the most connected guys in the Red Sox organization so I’ll take his word for it: Two baseball sources have confirmed that Theo Epstein is on the cusp of leaving his job as general manager of the Red Sox to accept a position...

The High Road

Reading the Boston Globe’s take down of Theo Epstein and Terry Francona this morning gave me a horrible sense of deja vu. The name on the article may have been Bob Hohler, but he only wrote that article in the sense that he literally typed the text up on his computer. The words and the substance of the piece was clearly the work of some fairly significant players in the Red Sox...

Sox fatten up on your entertainment dough

When the Red Sox show up in Fort Myers next February for spring training, a lot of the boyos are going to be telling...

Dueling News Outlets

The Boston Globe reports that Theo Epstein leaving for the Cubs is not quite as far along as the Boston Herald reports. Stay tuned.


Gaslamp Ball is not surprised to find out that Adrian Gonzalez lacks leadership skills. In general, I don’t care. If someone hits .338/.410/.548 for the season, he did his job. If he wants to kick some other players into action, fine, but they are all grown men earning lots of money. They shouldn’t need motivation to perform at their best.
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