Posts Tagged ‘Boston Red Sox’

Beckett to Red Sox teammates: Stop Snitching

February 29, 2012

Do you know what the problem is with America today? There’s NO SHAME.

For instance, Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett should die of shame. The fat, chicken-eating drunken choker is one of the main reasons the Red Sox pulled off one of the biggest choke jobs in baseball history last season. On October 12th, the Boston Globe detailed how Beckett and fellow Boston hurlers John Lackey and Jon Lester behaved abhorrently last September. They ate chicken and drank beer during games and often snuck out of the dugout during Red Sox games, abandoning their teammates to do so.

Fenway fans were appalled. News of the pitchers’ behavior cost Boston manager Terry Francona his job. Keep in mind Francona not only won the Red Sox first World Series title in nine decades, he won TWO World Championships. Yet, more than any other human being, Beckett’s drunken, slovenly behavior cost Francona his job.

Now, there’s a new sheriff in town. One of new manager Bobby Valentine’s first actions was to ban alcohol from the Boston clubhouse this season. Keep in mind the ban is almost entirely Beckett’s fault. Instead of manning up and keeping his mouth shut, Beckett is reacting with rage. Against “snitches.”

In an interview on radio station WEEI’s website, Beckett opens Spring Training talking about the Red Sox beer/alcolhol ban saying: “This is stupid. I don’t see what the big deal is. Somebody was trying to save their own ass, and it probably cost a lot of people their asses. The snitching shit, that’s bullshit.”

Eloquently put. What a clueless idiot.

Beckett can’t claim he was misquoted. The entire interview is on tape. He is getting torched for his snitches-get-stitches attitude. In the “comments”section of an article on the topic, the portly, chicken chewing pitcher is being called a “douchebag.” Beckett is also being labled “cream puff,” “clown,” and “arrogant bastard.”

Stay classy, Philadelphia

March 13, 2011

Sure, J.D. Drew sucks but does he really deserve to have a newspaper columnist encourage people to throw batteries at him?

Philadelphia Phillies fans have always hated the outfielder’s guts. Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, spurned the Philadelphia Phillies after he was the team’s first round draft choice in 1997. Drew eventually signed with the St.Louis Cardinals after going back in the draft the next season.

Drew made his Major League debut against the Phillies in 1998. Philly fans responded by throwing so many batteries at him that the game had to be briefly stopped. Although he has earned more than $94 million playing baseball, Drew knocked in a total of 100 RBIs just once in his entire injury-riddled career. Likewise, he has topped 30 homers just once and made one All-Star game in his life. Drew has been such an underachiever that there is actually a term “J.D. Drew” in the Urban Dictionary. Basically, it means you’re an underachieving loser.

Plus, it’s not like Philadelphia sports fans are known for carrying a grudge or anything. Still, it was pretty shocking this week when a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist actually CALLED FOR Philadelphia fans to throw batteries at Drew this week. In a piece entitled “Show your love for J.D. Drew, Philadelphia,” T.J. Furman pointed out that the Phillies are playing the Boston Red Sox in late June. Furman says, “You’ll get one more chance to let J.D. know how you feel about him…Get your D-cells ready.”

Furman’s paper had to make a retraction later in the week.

PEDROIA GOES DOWN AGAIN

August 20, 2010

DUSTIN PEDROIA

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia may have to go back to fielding ground balls on his knees (like in THIS famous video.)

The Red Sox put Pedroia back on the disabled list Friday because his foot is still screwed up. He has played in just 75 of Boston’s 142 games so far this season.

PEDROIA’S FOOT INJURY LEAVES MORE TIME FOR DRINKING

FORMER RHODE ISLAND SENATOR ACCUSES CURT SCHILLING OF FAKING “BLOODY SOCK”

July 28, 2010

Another politician has attacked former Boston Red Sox World Series hero Curt Schilling. This time it was a Republican.

In a radio interview, former Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee accused Schilling of faking his “Bloody Sock” heroics in the 2004 playoffs against the hated New York Yankees. Chafee said “former teammates” had said Schilling fabricated the incident. A spokesperson for Chafee later backed down from the remarks. Chafee is currently running for governor in Rhode Island.

The last New England politician who went after Schilling didn’t fare so well.

FORMER RED SOX PITCHER BILL LEE REACTS TO STEINBRENNER’S DEATH: “GOOD”

July 18, 2010

BILL LEE

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee was about as anti-establishment as you can get. Lee also HATED the Red Sox arch-rivals the New York Yankees. So, when Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away earlier this week, it was natural for reporters to ask Lee his reaction to Steinbrenner’s death. Lee did not disappoint. Of the death of The Boss, Lee literally said, “Good.” He then added, “If Hell freezes over, he’ll be skating.”

Lee pointed out how Steinbrenner once trashed him for being “incompetent” and being “bad for baseball.” Lee counters, “Well, I’m not a convicted felon like George Steinbrenner, and he’ll take that to his grave.”

RED SOX ROOKIE MAKES HISTORY

June 13, 2010

DANIEL NAVA

Outfielder Daniel Nava was so ill-considered as a prospect that he wasn’t even chosen in 50 rounds of the 2006 Major League draft. Yesterday, he made history.

Nava was signed by the Boston Red Sox following a season in the independent Golden League. Saturday, Nava made his Major League debut. On the first big league pitch he saw, Nava hit a grand slam off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton in a 10-2 Boston win.

BOSTON MEDIA LOOKS TO RUN ANOTHER SUPERSTAR OUT OF TOWN

April 7, 2010

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 DAVID ORTIZ

What’s David Ortiz ever done for the Red Sox and the city of Boston? Except win them TWO World Championships after an 87-year drought.

Just two games into the 2010 season, Ortiz is already getting KILLED by the Boston media as being washed up. Ortiz is taking a beating in both of the Boston newspapers, sports talk radio, and tv after taking an 0-for-7 in the Red Sox first two games of the season (compounded by the fact that those games came against the hated New York Yankees.) Pretty much the same thing happened last season after Big Papi got off to a brutal start yet managed to finish with 28 homers and 99 RBIs.

The media in Boston has a long history of turning on the city’s sports superstars. Roger Clemens was run out of town after a series of “he’s-too-fat-to-ever-be-a-winning pitcher-again” columns appeared in both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Clemens left the Red Sox, signing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 where he promptly won two straight pitching triple crowns (leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts.) Clemens then won a World Championship and another Cy Young Award with the Red Sox hated rivals, the New York Yankees. He eventually moved on, winning his FOURTH Cy Young since leaving Boston with the Houston Astros.

In the 70s, players like Carlton Fisk (a New England native), and Fred Lynn left Boston on less than stellar terms with the local media. Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, and Johnny Damon were all kicked in the head on the way out of town and NO Boston athlete in history had a more bitter parting than Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez.

Other Boston sports legends like Ted Williams, Jim Rice and Bill Russell HATED the local media but were never traded, despite a rocky relationship. Theories abound as to why the Boston media treats its sports stars so shabbily. They range from jealousy to racism. African-American Boston athletes and coaches from K.C. Jones to Tommy Harper have all experienced profound acts of racism in Boston.

1970’S BASEBALL PLAYER SAYS HE GOT HIGH BEFORE EVERY GAME

April 1, 2010

BERNIE CARBO

Bernie Carbo is remembered in Boston as a hero on the 1975 Red Sox World Series team that eventually lost to the Cincinnati Reds in seven games. That series was one of the greatest Fall Classics ever, and Carbo was an integral factor. He hit key two pinch-hit home runs against the Reds.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Carbo says he was high on drugs every day of his 17-year baseball career. Carbo described his routine before every game:

* smoke two joints

* drink three or four beers

* take amphetimines

* take a pain pill

* smoke a cigarette

* go hit

Carbo says he was so high “sometimes it looked like stars were falling from the sky” as he stood in the outfield.

Former Red Sox member Bernie Carbo

NOW 62, CARBO RUNS A FANTASY BASEBALL CAMP

TOP RED SOX PROSPECT TO HAVE BRAIN SURGERY

March 14, 2010

RYAN WESTMORELAND

Shocking news out of Spring Training as it was revealed that Boston Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, the team’s #1 prospect, will undergo brain surgery on Tuesday. Westmoreland reportedly has a “cavernous malformation” that may have been leaking blood into his brain, causing headaches.

The 19-year-old Westmoreland was named the Red Sox organization’s top prospect by Baseball America.

SI’s Jon Heyman broke the story on Twitter.

ADRIAN BELTRE’S CUP RUNNETH OVER

March 11, 2010

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ADRIAN BELTRE TAKES NUT SHOT

Boston Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre says flat out, “I don’t don’t like cups.” Still, Beltre admits he may wear a protective athletic cup this season after suffering a severe groin injury with the Seattle Mariners last year.


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