Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gonzo: Multiple Captains Needed

In a wide-ranging interview with the Boston Herald, Adrian Gonzalez offered the most cogent suggestion for solving the Animal House Red Sox Culture: multiple captains.

Essentially, Gonzalez argues (rather convincingly) that each segment of the team needs its own leader: a captain for starting pitchers, a captain for position players, a captain for the bullpen, even a captain for the bench. While it may not be practical to have fine "Cs" roaming around the clubhouse, the idea of multiple accountability is brilliant in its simplicity.

Maybe Gonzo has more leadership potential than we were led to believe.