Lucchino said this year has been “highly volatile [and] unpredictable,” and one that is subject to swings of emotion.
“As demoralizing as Monday night’s [11-9 walkoff] loss was, that’s how exhilarating Tuesday’s [come-from-behind, 7-6] victory was [against the Yankees],” Lucchino told Tom Caron and Peter Gammons.
Lucchino discussed the way in which emotional consistency can be beneficial to players.
“Cal Ripken [Jr.] … was particularly proud of the consistency of his emotional approach to the game,” Lucchino said.
Lucchino briefly discussed the situation of Mike Lowell, who has openly questioned his value to the team.
“I think human nature being what it is, we can’t expect these players to stoically accept a radical change without some kind of emotional effect,” Lucchino said. “Our players have been awfully good about it, at least through this point. Many players have taken a different role and performed admirably, keeping the team goal in mind.”
Click on the video below to hear more, including what Red Sox can take from the Celtics’ playoff run, as well as Lucchino’s thoughts on interleague play.