Sunday, April 11, 2010
Beckett almost got the Clement treatment last night
I still remember watching Matt Clement nearly get his head taken off back in '05 in Tampa Bay and he was never the same after that. So when Dejesus nearly be-headed Beckett last night I nearly needed a mid-game pants change. It could have been really ugly. Guy signs a new contract, comes out for the first game and takes a shot to the head that could have had all us talking about how Josh Beckett and baseball aren't important anymore, but we just hope he's ok and can eat his own Cheerios in the morning. Thankfully for all parties involved that wasn't the case and now we can associate Beckett with things like hazing rookies by marinating their jock straps in Stubbs BBQ sauce and bringing in his pit bulls, and of course providing needed beat downs in the middle of a losing streak.
As for the Sox getting Greinked, well that sure as hell wasn't the case. There probably won't be many games in which Jeremy Hermedia and Jason Varitek go back-to-back off the reigning Cy Young winner, so yesterday was a treat in many ways. A treat, that's right, it's an early Sunday morning and that's what you get. A treat.