Josh Beckett does not do contrition, which is fine. But if he expects Red Sox fans not to tee off on him after he tees off on his day off, he'd best do a lot better than the figurative 130 he shot at Fenway Park last night.
The erstwhile Red Sox ace typically ignored the sound and fury that accompanies pitching in Boston, but hurling last night in the wake of a controversial golf outing, he seemed rattled from the start. The result was one of the worst nights of his career.
After spending two days in the center of the maelstrom over his decision to hit the links last week when he was ostensibly injured, Beckett had nothing when it mattered, getting shelled for seven runs in 21/3 innings in an 8-3 loss to the Indians that redefined ugly.
Josh Beckett, Red Sox off course
Boston Herald | May 11