"I’m impressed by the attitude that our guys have right now about it. The research that we did on the Japan trip from the teams that have gone previously is one or two bad apples can spoil the lot. Kevin Brown and Mike Mussina spent the whole time bitching about it. By the time the Yankees team got back from the trip they were all using it as a crutch" said Theo Epstein last Friday on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Show. Epstein’s comment was made in response to a question about the Red Sox upcoming trip to Japan.
Mussina responded with "Yeah, we used it as an excuse for winning the division."
David Ortiz Derek Jeter won’t need to worry about any motivational speeches this season. The Steinbrenners are Theo is taking care of that all by themselves himself.