– a three-time All-Star
– a two-time World Series winner
– the 2003 World Series MVP
– the 2007 ALCS MVP
– the owner of a 7-3 record with a 3.07 ERA in 14 postseason games
– the winner of 12 or more games six times in his 12-year career
Beckett has battled through injuries over various parts of his career as well. He gutted his way through an oblique injury to pitch in the 2008 ALCS. In fact, since arriving in Boston for the 2006 season, he’s pretty much been a gamer. And, for whatever reason, he’s elected not to tell the fans what was exactly wrong with him when he was hurt.
In that way, Beckett is a throwback. He also likes to carry around that stubborn Texas mentality. One of his idols is the great Kenny Powers from the HBO series “Eastbound and Down”. He likes … and laughs at a ballplayer’s crazy side.
With that said, I think Beckett is misunderstood.
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