Earlier today, I was wondering just who Kevin Millar thinks he is. I expect whinning and carrying on from the likes of Clemens and Boss George and Prince Pedro, but Millar? I look at him as a good ballplayer who should be thanking his lucky stars he isn't on the other side of the world right now. Fortunately, Ed Cossette gave me the skinny:
Millar, if you believe the reports coming from the beat writers, is the guy most responsible for changing the climate of the clubhouse. Since the stars, Ramirez, Nomar, Martinez, shun the leadership role, Millar has more or less stepped in as the default captain/leader of the team.
Some have even gone so far as to say that Manny's good mood (and even the occasional comment to the media despite his vow of silence) is the result of Millar's antics; evidently he really ribs the hell out of Manny and Manny, a kid at heart, loves it.
Score one for Theo/James who went after Millar with a vengeance even though none of the rest of us had any clue why.