Ben Cherington pushing Sox to peak

Updated: August 7, 2012, 9:09 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has become the modern-day version of Sisyphus.

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a punished king who was forced to push a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back again, and again and again.

After former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein decided to jump ship to become the president of the Chicago Cubs this past October, Cherington was left with a major mess. He needed to find a manager and a pitching coach, as well as tweak the roster ...

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