Latest Carl Crawford excuse....

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    In response to FajitaT's comment:
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    "I didn't like the number," (Carl) Crawford said. "I wanted to change. It just didn't feel comfortable."

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-notes-20140306,0,6288119.story#ixzz2vBi1nnHD

    Dude changes his number a few days ago because his old number caused him discomfort... lame.

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    Again, he was not using the number as an excuse.  He knows he sucked and hasn't earned his money.  He's probably tried everything to right himself and it hasn't worked.  Why not change his number?  Can't hurt.  

     
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    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
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    OK, I get it.  No doubt, CC was soft in every way from the point the Sox inked him to the mega-deal.  And, Ben Cherrington deserves GM of the decade for being able to Trojan Horse him into the LA Deal.  So long Carl, have a nice trip.

    BUT, whipping him over his number change?  C'mon peoples.  This isn't him whining about the Boston media and fans like he did last year.  

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    i'm with you space, but it does make you chuckle when you read some of the stuff that comes out of his mouth. Clearly he's a good guy, that's not comfortable being in the spotlight. In LA he doesn't have to be a leader. Just one of the boys...I hope for him that he an stay healthy and be productive...

     
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    Carl who?

     
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    The forum's attitude about Crawford is best identified and assessed by going back and reading how most in the forum sided with the Leominster cop who shouted a racial slur at Crawford at a rehab game in NH several years ago.  Brings back memories of what Tom Yawkey thought of minorities back in the late 1940s.

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    That cop was wrong in a few ways.  Just yelling at a player is wrong.  If I am at a park I don't want to hear it.  When the hidden racial slurs start, it is time for the person doing it to be escorted out.

    Yawkey never really changed his attitude to minority players.

     
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    It was a very happy day when he was traded. 

    CC's comments about his rough treatment in Boston were disgraceful. He got a huge huge contract and fans were unbelievably patient with him. 

    The day he was traded everyone was happy except for softy, which was bizarre given softy's hostility towards Crawford up to that point. 

     
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    Hardly surprising.  Plenty of ballplayers are amazingly superstitious.  Some to the point of insanity.

     

    You think Crawford is making a lame excuse, but this kind of behavior is not unheard of.  Go Google some of Justin Morneau's superstitions sometime.   He's flat out nuts.   Yet he "crazied" himself into an MVP at one point...

     

     

     
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    Re: Latest Carl Crawford excuse....

    In response to FajitaT's comment:
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    "I didn't like the number," (Carl) Crawford said. "I wanted to change. It just didn't feel comfortable."

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-notes-20140306,0,6288119.story#ixzz2vBi1nnHD

    Dude changes his number a few days ago because his old number caused him discomfort... lame.

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    I have to admit my mistake.  I stood up for Carl through it all ... We are a tough crew to play for.  But the more he talks, the more I realize his head was in the way of ever playing well here.  How do ya justify signing for enough money to feed two hundred generations of your children's children ... and blame it all on the guys who signed you, had faith in you?  Crawford is a foo (sic).

     
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    Hardly surprising.  Plenty of ballplayers are amazingly superstitious.  Some to the point of insanity.

     

    You think Crawford is making a lame excuse, but this kind of behavior is not unheard of.  Go Google some of Justin Morneau's superstitions sometime.   He's flat out nuts.   Yet he "crazied" himself into an MVP at one point...

     

     

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    Exactly!  Heck...aren't we all superstitious??

     
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    Hardly surprising.  Plenty of ballplayers are amazingly superstitious.  Some to the point of insanity.

     

    You think Crawford is making a lame excuse, but this kind of behavior is not unheard of.  Go Google some of Justin Morneau's superstitions sometime.   He's flat out nuts.   Yet he "crazied" himself into an MVP at one point...

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    Exactly!  Heck...aren't we all superstitious??

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    No!  "We all" certainly are not!  I think superstitions in all forms i.e. faith or non-factually based beliefs are completely silly.  That's absolutely not to say I think one who holds one or more such beliefs are necessarily unintelligent - I know lots of intelligent people that believe in luck, gods, general superstitions, etc. - but I think such beliefs are absurd.  I don't think I hold any, but if I do I hope they are pointed out so I can adjust my thinking.

    Morneau, Boggs, Hargrove....there are many examples of ballplayers with bizarre, repetive rituals.  I was a mediocre basketball player, but a very good free throw shooter. I had a "ritual" - feet planted exactly so, hands on seams, 3 bounces, deep breath, exhale, shoot - but none of it was superstition, it was just a repetitive process to create a learned behaviour to minimise variables.

    I think a lot of superstitious behaviours are just an illogical extension of a similarly logical process...but if helped Wade Boggs hit .370, fine, eat chicken and run at 7:17....just don't tell me to.

     
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