Carl Crawford didn’t bring much to the table in Boston, and he hasn’t brought anything to the table in Los Angeles. Yet as Opening Day approaches, Crawford is still flapping his gums about his less-than-stellar Red Sox tenure. Crawford again spoke out about his time in Boston during an interview with CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler. The outfielder acknowledged that he didn’t produce while donning a Sox jersey, but he also insisted that Boston just wasn’t the right fit for him. That may be so, but why continue to harp on the disappointing two seasons, especially if you’re trying to put the whole experience in the rearview mirror? The biggest problem with Crawford’s ongoing desire to speak out is that he’s walking a fine line. We all know his stint with the Sox was disappointing, so in repeatedly reverting back to the argument while in a new environment, he’s running the risk of a similar storyline unfolding all over again. Crawford, who has yet to play a game with the Dodgers, has already experienced another injury setback, and it’s looking like the 31-year-old might not be ready for Opening Day. In other words, this spring is falling exactly in line with what plagued Crawford during his time in Boston — an inability to stay on the field. What apparently disgruntled Crawford most about Beantown, though, was the media’s treatment. “That smile turned upside down quick,” Crawford reportedly said. “I think they want to see that in Boston. They love it when you’re miserable. Burying people in the media, they think that makes a person play better. That media was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” Perhaps Crawford has a point, but it isn’t one that hasn’t been made a thousand times over. And in Crawford’s case, it’s a point that loses validity given the facts surrounding his time in Boston.
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Carl Crawford Needs to Get Over Lackluster Boston Tenure or Else He’ll Find Himself in L.A.’s Doghouse
NESN | Mar 8