Josh Beckett Engages In Odd Exchange With Reporter Following Loss

August 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Josh Beckett Engages In Odd Exchange With Reporter Following Loss
" BOSTON (CBS) — New Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was welcomed back harshly to the National League, surrendering a home run to the first batter he faced while wearing Dodger blue.

After the game, he received another somewhat unfriendly welcome, though this one came from a member of the Los Angeles sports media.

T.J. Simers, a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, had technically already introduced himself to Beckett over the weekend with some prodding questions, to which Beckett didn’t respond all that nicely. Beckett told Simers that if he pitches poorly, it will probably help Simers write a better column.

Well, on Monday night, Beckett didn’t exactly pitch poorly (3 ER in 5.2 IP), but he did give up a home run to the first batter he faced. That was just one of the topics covered in their several exchanges over the course of about a five-minute session with the media after the Dodgers’ 10-0 loss in Colorado. Below are some of the highlights.

Simers: Were you thinking that ball would ever come down from the first batter you faced?

Beckett: Um. I figured it would eventually.

Simers: Eventually?

Beckett: Yeah, I figured it would "

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