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Erik Bedard may have been rattled last night

Sep 21, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

Erik Bedard, Terry Francona

Ever been served with legal papers? It’s not fun. Kind of throws you off your game for a while. Erik Bedard didn’t have a great game last night against the Orioles.  I wonder if this had anything to do with it:

Hours before taking the mound for the reeling Red Sox against the Orioles Tuesday night at Fenway Park, pitcher Erik Bedard was served with papers in a child support case, The Post has learned. Bedard was served with papers from Massachusetts Probate and Family Court at Fenway Park at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

OK, fine, so he started out well enough and it’s highly probably that Josh Reddick‘s error on the Vlad Guerrero liner that led to Bedard’s 51-pitch third inning was every bit as rattling as the legal documents. But I’m sure they didn’t help.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Does WAR incorporate “how many times served with papers 4 hours before a start” into its calculation? 😀

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM

      Yes, it falls under the stat UZAreyoufuckingkiddingmewiththisrightnow, shortened to UZR

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM

      Does WAR mean Waifs And Retribution?

      • southpaw2k - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM

        Or “Women After Retribution”

      • cur68 - Sep 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM

        Wrong stat. Its WAyR; “Women After your Roll”.

      • jimbo1949 - Sep 21, 2011 at 12:07 PM

        New stat: DBD as in DEADBEAT DAD. If you play you got to pay.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    We’ll have to ask Chipper if this is what causes grounders to be lost in the lights.

  3. atworkident - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    He left the Orioles, he left his kid…. both came back to haunt him last night.

    Let’s just hope his kid has a better 15 year stretch than the Orioles.

    • Ari Collins - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM

      At least with the Orioles it wasn’t under his control.

  4. yankeesgameday - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    I blame theo. He just needed to hire a PI to follow him to see he had a kid he wasnt taking care of.

  5. Joe - Sep 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Shades of Daisuke last night. Get ahead 0-2 or 1-2, nibble and miss, give up a couple foul balls, then allow a line drive or issue ball four the tenth pitch in on a 3-2 count. That was fun to watch.

  6. vintage1496 - Sep 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    “Cabral didn’t bother to hide the fact he is a Yankees fan. In fact, he proudly wore a Yankees shirt while he served Bedard the papers.”

    Tee hee. Right now, I’m imagining Craig wearing a Braves t-shirt jersey in court.

  7. henryd3rd - Sep 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    The dude had to know that this summons was coming? No way did this just come out of the blue. He probably had had some discussion with the plaintiff and blew her off so now the world knows he’s a dead beat dad.

    Plus the dude’s just 6 games over 500 at 56-50. What did you think you were getting when you traded for him? Cy Young?

    • 24missed - Sep 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM

      Ummm….this happened to my brother. He was and is by no means a dead beat dad. In fact the reverse is true. My former sister-in-law makes more $$$. Now, years later, she sent papers again. My brother now has sole custody, per her choice. So sad for the kids, really.

  8. bigharold - Sep 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    “…so now the world knows he’s a dead beat dad.”

    Lets hold up on the dead beat dad stuff. There was no mention that he wasn’t paying merely that she thought he should pay more. If fact it states that he was paying in accordance with a 2006 agreement. Clearly he thinks otherwise which is why she is taking him to court. If the child support he is paying is based on the 1 to 1.5 mil he was earning I’d bet that is a significant sum. The question remaining is it fair.

    Of course serving him while wearing a Yankee shirt, .. depending on your pint of view that was either pretty low budget or rather clever. As a Yankee fan I think it’s the latter.

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