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: