Josh Beckett gets paid a lot of money to play for the Boston Red Sox. Specifically, he’s paid to pitch a baseball once every five days. Nowhere in his contract does it say he has to care about the fans.
If you haven’t noticed, he doesn’t care about you.
Beckett again stiffed the media on Saturday afternoon (after he promised he’d talk to reporters about his newest injuries), which is no surprise in itself, since he’s done that after his past few starts.
Obviously, he doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about what you think of him. He’s happy to appear every five days and pitch. Sometimes he does it well. Other times, he doesn’t. It’s all the same. Baseball just isn’t his priority, he said that himself.
It’s not right, at all. Yes, he doesn’t have a contractual obligation to talk to the media or live up to fan expectation, but it’s just the right thing to do.
Now, people don’t like him. That’s what he gets.
So why waste your breath on him? The way I see it, if he doesn’t care about us, why should we care about him? Just let him be, and once his deal is done, he can go elsewhere.
Hey, it’s his legacy. If he wants to ruin it, let him. It’s a free country, after all.