Good News Today For Both!
The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher Josh Beckett, received some good news today for both the team and the player! Beckett’s appeal of his six game suspension for “supposedly” throwing near the head of Los Angeles Angels player Bobby Abreu, has been heard and reduced. The original fine which was at six games, now has been lowered to five games. Which is better news since he’s able to start serving the five games today. So basically it’s not much of a big day, it just gives him an extra day’s rest to prepare and get ready for his next start in the Sox rotation.
So instead of opening up the series with the New York Yankees, on Friday, he’ll take the mound in the middle game of that series. Jon Lester will open the series on Friday night in Fenway Park, as the Yankees make their first trip to Boston this season. Of course in my opinion and those of the umpiring crew from the day of the game in Anaheim, there never should of been a suspension as neither of us saw any wrong doing. So in the end it all works out pretty decent for the Sox and also for Beckett. And it now time to forget this entire matter and focus on the team’s main goal, which is winning the World Series!