Larry Lucchino joined WEEI in Boston with Dennis & Callahan to discuss why he personally believes the media is at fault for over-publicizing the Red Sox’s clubhouse problems…
Did he just say it was the media’s fault for publicizing the Red Sox clubhouse discord?
“Yeah, Callahan, I think for example it led you into a pathetically petulant and misleading article about John Henry. [Callahan: What was misleading?] His role in the organization. You don’t even understand it. And how about the motivation as to why you wrote it? I think you took a situation – first of all, John can defend himself, and will. But you were – let’s use the word angry – because of an appearance on another station [CBS Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub] where John went to defend himself and his wife from some nasty personal accusations. That was the motivation for an article that doesn’t appreciate the role that John Henry plays in the governance of the Red Sox. The whole fundamental premise of the article was flawed.”
So who is telling the truth then in terms of supporting the signing of free agent Carl Crawford? [Editors Note: Callahan claimed Henry was not honest during an earlier appearance alongside Lucchino on WEEI when it was implied that ownership supported the signing of free agent Carl Crawford and then he went on the competitor station and said it was not.]
“Callahan, there you go again. We’re both telling the truth. There’s a reconciliation there that’s obvious. And if you don’t see it, then I’m sorry. I talked about a collective decision. That means that various people participated in the decision. It was not one person. The suggestion was that somehow Theo [Epstein] had screwed up and made this bad call. First of all, I’m not sure it’s going to prove to be a bad call over time. And secondly, several people participated in that decision, in that judgment. No one said there was unanimity, but we said that there was a collective participation in that decision.”