Theo Epstein, in an effort to pump his team up for a thankless trip to Japan next month, called Mike Mussina a “bad apple” on WEEI in Boston today. Epstein criticized Mussina for complaining about the Yanks’ 2004 trip to Japan. Mussina had the last laugh though. “Yeah, we used it as an excuse for winning the division,” he said. Moose 1, Gorilla Boy 0.