Distractions and commitments
"The biggest decision right now is how to balance celebration with preparation," Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said yesterday. In the aftermath of the 2004 Series victory, Johnny Damon wrote a book, Curt Schilling appeared on Bravo playing poker, and several of the '04 champs got makeovers courtesy of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Will the Sox Series victory commitments and distractions linger into the '08 season? It all starts tonight when Jonathan Papelbon is expected to perform his jig on the Late Show with David Letterman.