I suppose that when you play in Tampa, well to be honest St. Petersburg, you get used to people not getting all over you for poor performance because only 100 (estimate) people show up for your games. Well let me let you in on a secret Carl: Boston is a pretty big sports town and they expect players making tens of millions of dollars to perform at a certain level. Perhaps had you done some research and not just signed the biggest contract offered you would have realized that. Saying that people expected you to go 5-for-5 is a little obnoxious, I would have settled for 2-for-5 given what you actually did. Oh and it helps if you can maybe stay healthy and play in at least a third of the games. That being said I am terrified that the Sox will get swept by the red hot Dodgers and blow the surprisingly good season they’ve had so far, but at least nobody is calling Carl Crawford a bum anymore. What? They still are? Oh my fault.
Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Jennifer Aniston has spent years talking about her heartbreak over losing Brad Pitt. Like, many times longer than her marriage actually lasted. But even she has to read stories in which Carl Crawford talks about how miserable he was in Boston and think “damn, he needs to let it go.”
The latest comes from Mark Saxon’s story in ESPN Los Angeles:
“That was one of the toughest times in my life, ever, from when I was a little kid, 1 year old,” said Crawford. “It definitely was one of the best things that ever happened to me in my life to be traded over here … You make $20 million, but it’s not like they’re begging me to hit a home run every time I go up there, you know what I’m saying? It’s not like I need to go 5-for-5 every at-bat and, if I don’t, I’m considered the worst player on the planet … it [ticked] me off so much, the things I had said about me. I have the type of spirit that, if you say something to me, I’m going to say something back.”