Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

“I felt like I got hit in the head”

Heads up, Josh! (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor and used with permission.

Really can’t put it more succinctly than that, huh?

Over at his blog, Ian Browne has some quotes from Josh Beckett the day after he got conked on the head by an Ino Guerrero fungo.  Head injuries, however minor they might end up being, scare the hell out of me.  Luckily, it seems that Josh is left with nothing more than a sore head and a bump (along with some lingering anger – seemingly NOT directed at Ino although he called what Ino did “very stupid”.  Can’t argue with that.) and a day to do nothing.   I imagine if I was hit on the head with a baseball there would be some anger mixed in with my other emotions as well.  I’m happy Josh will be okay but I’m also one of those people who will now be watching him all Spring Training wondering if he really is all right.

This is not a way to start the season, fellas.


March 1, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | ,


  1. Seriously…can the boys just practice and not get hurt??

    Comment by Tex19 | March 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. He really seems to take the motto of “telling it like it is” very literal.

    Comment by Dawn | March 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. Yeah, I get really upset when it’s our own people hurting our guys. I was bummed out at how long Ellsbury was off with all those injuries, some of them because our own third baseman ran into him really hard. I hope we aren’t going to be plagued with these “friendly fire” injuries this year.

    I hope Beckett truly is fine. In general, Beckett amuses me. He seems to be short with people whenever he has to talk to them at all and always seems kinda ticked off in general. I tell myself he only leaves his ranch in any case because he loves playing baseball and can make money pitching but all the rest of it is truly annoying to him. I imagine that, back home, he is a lot happier and that he even smiles from time to time.

    Comment by Anita | March 2, 2011 | Reply

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