Today, Red Sox starter Jon Lester went on the record about the various clubhouse issues that have stirred such public debate since the end of Boston’s September collapse.
“There’s a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn’t the case,” Lester told Pete Abraham at the Boston Globe. “Was it a bad habit? Yes. I should have been on the bench more than I was. But we just played bad baseball as a team in September. We stunk. To be honest, we were doing the same things all season when we had the best record in baseball.”
As a follower of the American League East, everything that’s happening in Boston is fascinating for many reasons. Check out the Lester interview. It’s interesting to finally hear a player’s take on the situation.
“I’ve heard what people are saying in Boston,” Lester said. “I can tell you that guys were in the weight room. Guys were doing their shoulder (exercises) and guys were prepared to pitch. If we win a few more games in September and make the playoffs, none of this comes out. But we didn’t and that’s on us as a team and on me personally. I take a lot of the blame for this, a lot.”