Re: Good News That Is Being Ignored
posted at 3/14/2013 8:32 PM EDT
Because sports are emotional, and when you have lazy, pampered, entitled "superstars" it has an effect on the team as a whole. Over time, that can have an impact on almost everyone. There are certainly exceptions (people who maintain a professional approach regardless of distractions), but there's a reason they're called "exceptions". It's kind of silly to think otherwise.
It's silly to discount any help Beckett might have been to other pitchers. For all we know, lester might have never had any good years had Beckett not been there. Silly thoiught, isn't it? Just about as silly as blaming Beckett for the decline of our rotation.
I'm just glad I don't have to watch Beckett hold the ball all day any more. It was one of the most annoying, BORING things I've ever watched in sports.
Yeah, he bored the rest of the staff into decline. That must be it.
I'm still waiting for an answer to why Papi is a leader by example due to all his heroics, but not running to 1B, standing up opponent's pitchers by showboating HRs, and badmouthing management for years is acceptable, but one of the hroes of 2007 is kicked to the curb for being boring and drinking beer like half the MLB do.
Beckett is better than Dempster. Our rotation is worse for the swap. We had the worst rotation in the AL last year and got worse since then. That's the bottom line.
I'm glad our clubhouse will be ringing with Kum-bay-yahs though.