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Carl Crawford is still talking about Boston

Aug 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

Carl Crawford AP

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.”

I’m sure it was bad for him, but man, at some point be on the Dodgers and let the past be the past.

  1. nepats2013 - Aug 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    He should take sme PEDs and grow some testicles

  2. nhstateline - Aug 23, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    C’mon Carl, just collect your money and enjoy the low stress lifestyle you have in LA like you had in Tampa. And remember, if the Yanks, Mets Phils or either Chicago team ever come calling…..Say NO for the love of god, you won’t like those places any better than Boston. Far better for you to play in places where people don’t show up in droves or come an inning late because of the traffic and leave a little early to beat it. You were treated much better than a lot of guys have been in Boston, paid very well and yet you whine incessantly.

  3. mornelithe - Aug 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    It’s kinda sad really, I honestly don’t know why Crawford has this sense that fans demanded he hit everything pitched to him. The vast majority of my friends and fellow Sox fans were all saying ‘Just wait until he’s healthy’ and ‘He’ll need a bit of time to get back into the swing of things after he’s finished his rehab assignments’. I didn’t even see the Boston media taking Crawford to task as viciously as they did Beckett, who clearly EARNED the ire he received.

    I actually liked Crawford, liked him when he was kicking the Sox ass as a Ray, and had huge hopes for him as a Red Sox player. But, it just didn’t work out, and I think he feels like he was simply lumped into the ‘bad apples’ that were cleaned out of the clubhouse. I’m not entirely sure that’s accurate, myself. Maybe I’m being naive, but I think it was more about him simply not performing up to his known potential, and the Sox wanting to be rid of what was perceived to be a bad contract.

    It’s too bad, he’s a great player. Wish it would’ve worked out, but unfortunately it did not. Oh well, hopefully he gets over it.

  4. gloccamorra - Aug 24, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    This post is puzzling: Jennifer Aniston was never married to Brad Pitt. They just dated. Now, what’s this about Carl Crawford and Boston?

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