What a day.
*A.J. Hinch sat down with Tom Verducci in this MLB Network interview and answered some questions. I'm not going to transcribe the thing because (1) it's 18 minutes long and (2) you're perfectly capable of watching it yourself. But still, in the interest of Why Did A.J. Hinch Sit Down with Tom Verducci, let's get this opening salvo on record:
One, I still feel responsible and I'll always feel responsible because I was the man out front. I was the manager, the leader, I was the one in charge of the team.