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July 30, 2007

A Year Inside the Green Monster

A year after their championship, the Red Sox opened their doors to journalist Seth Mnookin and shared their secrets. No one in the organization was fully pleased with his resulting book.

Michael Gluckstadt

In 2005, writer Seth Mnookin was granted unprecedented access to the front offices at Fenway Park, where he became intimately acquainted with the behind-the-scenes workings of the Boston Red Sox. In his book Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top, now out in paperback, Mnookin details the personalities and stories behind the John Henry-owned Sox and provides extensive historical details about the franchise, as well. Feeding the Monster ended up pleasing few front-office staffers. "Nobody internally was completely happy with the book," he tells Gelf, satisfied that the displeasure means he wrote fairly.

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