NEW YORK — Ben Cherington took the charge from the Boston media mob in the Red Sox dugout before Sunday night’s 4-1 series finale loss to the Yankees. Cherington handled himself well. Unlike his bosses, the Sox general manager chose not to blame this season’s trainwreck on injuries, bad luck, or nasty coverage from the Blue Meanies in the press box.
“Normally when you’re being scrutinized there’s a reason for it,’’ said the first-year GM. “Things aren’t going the way you want them to, so you’re scrutinized more. We sort of made that bed ourselves and it’s up to us to make it better. When we make it better there will be less scrutiny and probably fewer distractions.’’