I've been told before, countless times by many people, that I Just Don't Get It. But I Just Don't Get this whole Josh Beckett flap in Boston.
Guy got booed off the mound last night in an 8-3 shellacking by the Indians, an apparent reaction to the news that he played golf on his off day a day after being scratched from the lineup because of a tight lat muscle in his back.
This was not all that surprising, considering that Red Sox fans are among the more irrational of the species. But a few of points still need to be made here.
1. It was his day off. Lots of pitchers play golf on their days off.
2. It wasn't like he tore a rotator cuff. He had a stiff muscle in his back. By the next day, who's to say the stiffness wasn't gone?
3. It was his day off.
In other words: Get a grip, folks.