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A new bed for Beckett, please

Sep 29, 2009, 6:57 PM EDT

beckett-090929-4pm.standard[1].jpgRest easy Red Sox fans, Josh Beckett’s aching back did not come about as a result of pitching, but from an inability to, umm, rest easy (from the Globe):

“It was just something that you wake up with,” Beckett said. “It wasn’t like I felt anything when I was throwing. You just you wake up and you’re locked up.”

Instead, he pointed to the road trip.

“Three different crappy beds on the road, one getting in at 5 o’clock in the morning. I just don’t think that all that stuff really sat well with my back,” Beckett said. “It was unfortunate that you wake up on the day you start and don’t really feel well enough to be able to do that. I think we made the right decision. I feel a lot better today.”

This is certainly good news for the Red Sox, as Beckett has the most impressive playoff line of any of their starters: 7-2, 2.90 ERA, .943 WHIP, 96 Ks in 87 innings. He, along with the blossoming Jon Lester, give the Red Sox an edge in just about any matchup.

So no more crappy beds on the road for Josh Beckett. Let him sleep on a pile of feathers if need be. Or on one of these. Anything to keep that back in good shape.

Of course, I’m not sure what you can do about the blisters.

  1. Mike - Sep 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    Terrible picture. Looks like he’s watching a UFO land

  2. OSU sucks - Sep 29, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Why is it that none of the other Red Sox players, who had to sleep on the same “crappy beds” and had to endure such an arduous schedule, had to miss a game because of back spasms? Quit your bitching!! But then again, who really cares?

  3. LSLUG - Sep 30, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    Don’t they stay at the Four Seasons? Or have they cut back to Motel 6? Another rich, pampered sports star.

  4. Grant - Sep 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    I’m not a fan of defending the Red Sox, but I think ya’ll should give Beckett a break here. The guy has a history of back trouble, yes? I’ve slept in many hotel beds. Some of them, even at nice hotels, have just not been comfortable on my back. Different people require different support, and it seems perfectly reasonable to think that some hotel bed put his back off its usual alignment and led to some spasms. You or I might shrug it off, but this is a guy who throws his body into pretty incredible contortions 100+ times a day.

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