Red Sox: A tumultuous offseason
Jason VaritekJason Varitek deflected blame for the Red Sox' collapse in an interview with the Globe's Peter Abraham on Oct. 18.
"It's embarrassing to be a part of, that we didn't end up making the playoffs," said Varitek while sitting on the deck of his home. "But all the other stuff that's out there is crap. In my opinion, nobody wants to see the truth. The truth is we have to take responsibility as players for how we performed, and that can go in many different directions."