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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Red Sox fans boo Josh Beckett as he leaves game with injury

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Josh Beckett, it’s safe to say, is not a popular man in Boston.

The right-hander—part of two World Series winning teams with the Red Sox—was booed by the Fenway Park crowd as he left Tuesday’s game against the Tigers in the third inning. Beckett retired the first eight batters he faced, but left the game after just 2 2/3 innings, giving up one run on one hit. He walked two—including Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded—and hit a batter.

The Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure and a trainer went out to see Beckett after the walk to Cabrera and then he was taken out to a chorus of boos. The team said he left the game with back spasms.

Repoz Posted: August 01, 2012 at 07:43 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 01, 2012 at 07:58 AM (#4197839)
I was neither at the game, nor watching this game, but I'll bet there was a broad sentiment in the crowd last night of, "Maybe your back wouldn't hurt so much if you took your job seriously."

Look, Beckett has lost a couple MPH off his fastball, and he has not yet effectively adjusted his game to meet his changing abilities. He has been throwing fewer fastballs this year, but it's not coming together. There are plenty of examples of quality pitchers who take a while to figure out how to adjust their game mid-career, and have a period of ineffectiveness (think Dennis Eckersley).

If that was the whole story, people would be more sympathetic, but there's a sense he just isn't putting the commitment in that is necessary. Add a $16 million salary, and voila! The boo birds are out.
   2. John DiFool2 Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:14 AM (#4197843)
part of two World Series winning teams with the Red Sox


Did he clean up the clubhouse after the 2004 title?
   3. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: August 01, 2012 at 09:08 AM (#4197871)
Maybe baseball blogger C. Trent Rosecrans could get his facts straight if he were a real reporter like Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: August 01, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4197914)
I was neither at the game, nor watching this game, but I'll bet there was a broad sentiment in the crowd last night of, "Maybe your back wouldn't hurt so much if you took your job seriously."


I was neither there nor watching as well, but I wonder if another sentiment was "Maybe your back wouldn't hurt so much if it was sunny and pleasant out instead of rainy and swampy."
   5. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:21 AM (#4197928)
The Sox won with the tying run still on base and the go-ahead run at the plate. How often does that happen?
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4197930)
The Sox won with the tying run still on base and the go-ahead run at the plate. How often does that happen?


Whenever the Brewers happen to win.

   7. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4197934)
But without getting the third out of the inning, with the go ahead run still at the plate.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:33 AM (#4197936)
But without getting the third out of the inning, with the go ahead run still at the plate.


I know what you were asking Mikael. Obviously, it can only happen in rain- (or other) shortened affairs.
   9. Nasty Nate Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:35 AM (#4197938)
ESPN has an article in which sources allege the Tigers have filed or will file some sort of complaint
   10. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4197940)
Oh, sorry, gotcha.

Still, isn't it pretty odd for the game to be called in such a high-leverage situation? I tried to do a play-index search, but no luck.
   11. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:44 AM (#4197946)
ESPN has an article in which sources allege the Tigers have filed or will file some sort of complaint
That should probably be its own thread... and now it is!
   12. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:49 AM (#4197951)
How do you treat cancer? You need to remove it ASAP. I say give him to the Yankees.
   13. rconn23 Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:52 AM (#4197956)
"part of two World Series winning teams with the Red Sox"

Seriously. How hard is this to fact check?
   14. Jittery McFrog Posted: August 01, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4198107)
"part of two World Series winning teams with the Red Sox"

Seriously. How hard is this to fact check?


Maybe just really optimistic about this year's team...
   15. dr. scott Posted: August 01, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4198127)
Or really pessimistic about him hanging around till the next one...
   16. ecwcat Posted: August 01, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4198130)
Oh my, some boorish oaf just uttered something despicable at that poor Baseball man.
   17. SOLockwood Posted: August 01, 2012 at 03:35 PM (#4198270)
Did they ask him when his tee-time was?

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