Stop me if you have heard this before. Josh Beckett has another bad first inning, but settles down to give the Sox another “gutsy” performance on the mound.
Sorry, I just threw up all over my computer while typing that. Calling Beckett’s disastrous first-inning performances, then subsequent recovery this season “gutsy” is an absolute disgrace. How about going out there and doing your god damn job from start to finish?! How about you stop putting your teammates in a hole they need to dig out of before they even get up to the plate?
Yesterday, the Texas Tough Guy blamed his bad first inning to some medication he was on for flu-like symptoms. He said it made him groggy and caused him to work slow. Was he high? Beckett and the entire Sox pitching staff are statistically the slowest working staff in baseball and he expects us to believe it’s because of medication? He must truly believe we are all morons.
A little advice to Red Sox fans: skip the first inning of the next Texas Tough Guy start. Trust me, it’s 45 minutes of your life you will not get back if you don’t.