LOS ANGELES — I am standing in the swanky, though not overly spacious, Dodgers clubhouse. It is just after 3:30 p.m. Friday and the room has just been opened to the media. No sign of Josh Beckett. No sign of Adrian Gonzalez. No sign of Carl Crawford.
I am not discouraged. I have emptied bigger rooms than this.
Suddenly, Crawford is at his locker. A radio guy is with him and it looks like they might be planning an interview for later. I walk toward Carl. He sees me and bolts for the door that leads to the “no media” area with the food room and trainer’s room. Carl is muttering something as he disappears into the safe haven. From my distance, all I can make out is, “[expletive] talk to the [expletive] Boston media . . . ’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.