Josh Hamilton is about to play in the World Series, but he’s apparently aware of the ongoing turmoil with the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox parted with manager Terry Francona after the season, general manager Theo Epstein is on the verge of taking a job with the Chicago Cubs, and reports say Boston pitchers were drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games.
So when Hamilton was asked on World Series Media Day in St. Louis about the absence of the Boston, New York, and Philadelphia teams, he had a clever response.
“Right now, the two teams that got it done are here,” the Texas slugger said. “Hopefully the focus will be on them, not worrying about where Boston is and what they’re going to do with their GMs or pitching or whatever.”
— Jon Paul Morosi