Thursday, September 19, 2013

Larry Lucchino Reveals Red Sox 'Nap Room'

Have you ever said something and immediately regretted saying it? We suspect that's how Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino felt during his interview this morning on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show. Gerry Callahan had just asked about the likelihood of Mike Napoli's return next year—citing the obvious fact that he likes his surroundings here in Boston. Lucchino then talked about the non-monetary accoutrements that attract free agent types—like the "sleep room" for Red Sox players in clubhouse. Oops! Needless to say, the talk-meisters pounced on that one and groveled for every detail of the small room off the second floor of the Red Sox clubhouse—replete with bunk beds and white noise machines. If we weren't in the midst of one of the biggest positive turnarounds in Red Sox history, this story would be a real doozie.