Friday, January 11, 2013

Star-Studded Panel At Fenway Park For Charity

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Theo Epstein was back in town tonight for his Foundation's Hot Stove/Cool Music charity event. Theo was joined by current Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, the team's Assistant GM Mike Hazen, new skipper John Farrell and Baltimore Oriole manager Buck Showalter. Moderating the discussion was Hall of Famer Peter Gammons. The topic for the night was the changing culture of baseball—an all too appropriate topic given the events of the last few days. The panel was a lively back and forth on the elements that define clubhouse culture. In our view, Hazen stood out as the most thoughtful and interesting participant of all. It's good to know that the Red Sox are stockpiling talent in the front office as well as on the field. In his press briefing before the event, Theo offered the opinion that the American League East is "wide open" in 2013. He also praised the organization for maintaining one of the "top five farms systems" in the majors and said he feels the Sox "are in great shape for the long haul". The event also raised thousands of dollars for Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later. You can find out all about it HERE.