Beckett blames [expletive] clubhouse “snitches” for “Pitchers of Beer” fiasco, Sox September Swoon
By Earl Nash
For a guy who was one of the “Pitchers of Beer,” who said he just wanted to put the whole “MIA from Bench” embarrassment behind him, Josh Beckett refuses to STFU about it.
After manager Valentine put the issue to rest with his new no-booze rule, it could have been time to move on, but by spewing on a radio talk show; spitting expletives and complaining like a High School bad boy about “snitches” in the clubhouse, Beckett has re-opened a six pack of worms.
His logic seems to be that, if nobody from the clubhouse “snitches” to the media about inappropriate behavior by the players, things would be fine. Heads up to Josh: new manager Valentine is on the job and, long before the media gets wind of jaking or jerking around on company time, Bobby will be on your throat.
Here is what Josh told WEEI:
“Somebody made that stuff up, just like somebody made up that we were doing stuff … This is stupid. I don’t understand what the big deal is. Somebody was trying to save their own [expletive], and it probably cost a lot of people their [expletive]. The snitching [expletive], that’s [expletive]. It’s not good.”
Doesn’t that sound like a High School freshman whining to the Asst. Principal for Discipline?
He get caught lounging in the clubhouse drinking, eating, and playing video games during Red Sox games and his best rejoinder is to point the finger at “snitches”?
You said: “This is stupid. I don’t understand what the big deal is.”
The fact that you “don’t understand what the big deal is,” is the problem.
So, yes, considering your twisted logic:
“This is stupid.”
Yes, Josh, really stupid.
And, no Josh, the “snitches” were not responsible for the September Swoon; it was the attitude that you took to the mound and how you infected Lackey and Lester with your spoiled frat boy values.
Maybe you wish you had been traded to the Texas Rangers, so you could go home and get away from being required to act like an adult, who shows up for work. Too bad you didn’t get your wish, cowboy; it would have been interesting to see you explain why you were sitting on your ass in the locker room, eating and drinking, during Ranger games to Nolan Ryan.
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