The Real Reason the Red Sox Choked

The Red Sox never made it to the playoffs and the Boston Globe did some great original reporting to find out why. Turns out the Red Sox choked on their own arrogance.

There were too many egos and a circus atmosphere that allowed certain players to drink beer and eat chicken and biscuits in the clubhouse – while the game was in progress!

Throw in a distracted manager who was going through a divorce and allegedly living on pain pills and you have a recipe for disaster! No wonder the GM Theo Epstein is leaving for Chicago. In the meantime, you can read all about it here:

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About Mike

Mike Luery is an award-winning journalist with 25 years on TV and radio. Currently, he is the political reporter for KCRA-TV, the top-ranked station in Sacramento. This is Luery's second tour of duty with KCRA, where he was also a reporter from 1984 - 2000. In between, he was NBC's Capitol Bureau Chief in California and a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento. Luery lives in northern California with his wife Carol. Baseball Between Us is his first book.
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