Beckett In DENIAL?????? Seems So!
This from the Salem MA. sports page, today, Friday! I'll be back after a few select words from Mr. Beckett, and when you finish reading, and after commenting, PLEASE click on this post's title for the entire illuminating, "sour grapes" (??) article. And by sour grapes, I'll explain. Here you go...........and he's speaking about our captain, Jason Varitek!!!
"I don't think it was a communication problem, but it was one of those deals where I just wanted to get along. I was trying to get a comfortable feeling of being around him while getting to know him," Beckett said of his early dealings with Varitek.
"I see how much work he puts into that stuff. It's one of those deals where you want to trust him, and I wish I would have done that more often because I probably would have thrown more curveballs in different counts. I almost felt like I was cheating myself by not saying anything." (Peter here...hey Josh? Speak up if you knew you were sucking!)
"Most thought his curveball was missing when he struggled last season, in which he posted a 16-11 record with a 5.01 ERA. But as he explained, it was actually the changeup which really ailed him throughout the 2006 season.
According to Beckett, the Red Sox were quick to classify their new potential ace as a fastball and curveball guy, with the changeup used as option No. 3. Yet, even though he initially didn't admit to it, the pitcher knew otherwise. (Peter, and AGAIN, Josh, speak up....and I've lost SO much respect for you...today!)
"They were drilling into my head about (the changeup) being too hard," Beckett recalled. (Wa Wa Wa...that's me!) "I don't know if I started believing it or what. It was one of those deals where you come to a new place and you want to get along with everybody. It took me half the season to feel comfortable to the point where I had to say something. But it's definitely something I want to focus on this year."
Peter here, and I couldn't wait to comment, as you saw by my "in the middle of his rant" comments.....is this called denial on Josh's part? Or do you think every one of us will remember his mini-rant come April? The answer is a resounding YES! He should have KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT and proved it in his first few starts. Who better than the person on the mound to know that something is NOT right? And you, Josh, you're blaming YOUR team (ours too, idiot) AND its captain? Oh man, you, right now, seem to be to all of us, every member of RSN.... well, I'll try to tell you. You seem like a pitcher whose heart is there but who wanted to blame his bloated (oh yeah!) ERA on our captain, and your team. You see, that's my team.....so, shut your mouth and pitch, vary speeds and movement, and do not be so predictable with your fastball. Oh, one other thing? GROW UP. We need you this year...without the attitude and the denial.
Thanks for reading, and my anger was NOT misplaced. I'd love to read your comments, and the entire article is right there, by clicking on this post's title. GO FOR IT. And you're comments? Directly to Josh. My goodness, I have to read 'em!!!
In closing, and this is for you, Josh, pitch the way you know how...and the enevitable result of each batter? AN OUT. I used to call you "Josh Baseball"...now you have an entirely different nickname. And I won't type that gem. You see, I have readers under 18. And I love them. So.......SHUT UP AND PITCH, with an ERA under 4.00.
Thanks for reading, and my anger was NOT misplaced! My readers, I'd love to see your comments...and I feel better letting off all that steam. Thanks.......oh, way to go Josh! IDIOT.