John Farrell: Red Sox Earned The Right To Celebrate After Clinching AL East


We’ve all had a few days to process the weird events that took place Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Boston Red Sox found out near the end of their game against the Yankees that they already had clinched the American League East, and since they were up three runs at the time, it appeared they were in for quite the celebration in New York. But a Mark Teixeira walk-off grand slam changed all that.

Well, only for a moment, though, as a speech by manager John Farrell in the clubhouse put the players in a celebratory mood again.

“I thought it was important not to let, as I said in that gathering, not to let one inning take away from seven months of work,” Farrell told NESN’s Tom Caron on “Red Sox First Pitch” prior to Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. “This is a very talented team, and I think the challenges that have been thrown at us — schedule, travel, whatever it might have been — our guys have done a great job, and they deserve the right or earn the right to celebrate that night.”

Hear more from Farrell in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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