Re: Send money to get rid of Beckett
posted at 5/11/2012 2:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Send money to get rid of Beckett
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Send money to get rid of Beckett : But see, you don't seem to "get it" anymore than Josh does. Boston fans, we love a guy who hustles , who gets dirty trying to win games. In short we love any player that shows us he's serious about winning. Most of us loved Dwight Evans, Trot Nixon, Bruce Hurst, Rico Petrocelli, Yaz, George Scott, Marty Barrett, Mike Timlin, and surely I am leaving many deserving players off the list. These players respected the fans, the media, played their @sses off ( sometimes with less talent than many of their teammates), they gave the impression that they wanted to win ( and who's to argue whether it was genuine or fake?). Players who enter the twilight zone fell out of favor with the fans and media. Not because the team wasn't winning, not because they played badly...but because they don't seem interested in winning OR gave the impression that they don't give a damn." Beckett has entered the black hole. Time to get rid of him. His presence on the team is a big minus. He has pretty much admitted that he only cares about himself , him first, team second....or maybe third or fourth. Mr. Cherrington, get more team players. Win or lose, we will love them. Get more Becketts and the seats will all be empty soon.
Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]
Good post Zilla.
I've been a big fan going all the way back to 1967. Back in those days I remember listing to the games on AM radio and the signal would just barely come in where I lived. I would listen to late West Coast games regardless of what time I had to go to work the next day.
When the Red Sox finally won the World Series I was estatic as an "Impossible Dream" became reality.
IMO, It appears that over the years, the growth of massive guarranteed contracts has helped to create primidonas like Josh Beckett. I thought Clemens was bad enough proclaiming tails of woe because he had to carry his own bags from time to time. But Beckett really takes the cake. Beckett makes more money in three games work than the average fan makes in a lifetime. The least he and others on this team could do is to create an image of being at least half way decent people.
Beckett and other's on this current team have just about killed most of my enthusiam for the Red Sox. They have no heart. None. Zippo.
So if Beckett and others choose to act the way that they do, I choose my right to boycott this team until they show me something, anything other than a bunch of spoiled brats playing like shi----------t.