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Carl Crawford on signing with the Red Sox: “I didn’t do any research about nothing. I didn’t know much about Boston”

Aug 8, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford continues to not let his time in Boston go. Here he is talking to the Boston media — for about the gabillionth time — about how awful it was for him there. There is one new nugget, though. Crawford’s own utter lack of due diligence before committing to play there for seven years of his life:

“I definitely wouldn’t have went to the highest bidder. If I could have done it over again I would have gone into more detail into everything. I didn’t do any research about nothing. I didn’t know much about Boston, only when I played there. If I went into a little more depth as to what I was getting myself into things probably would have been a little different.”

He added, “Once I realized it and I had seven years I didn’t know what to do. It was just one of those things I had to sit out and wait.”

$22 million a year buys a lot of therapy via which, one would hope, one could figure out how to overcome playing baseball in an unpleasant place for a year and a half, but I guess Crawford hasn’t found the right therapist yet.

Oh well. Free agency gives a player great power. And as Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, with great power comes great responsibility. Like, the responsibility of say, Googling “what is it like to play for the Boston Red Sox.” Or picking up the phone and calling someone who might have played for the Boston Red Sox before.

  1. daddeeo - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    forgive me of saying – What a MASS-engils!

  2. edelmanfanclub - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Crawford you are a moron. I was 18 years old and in HS when he signed that deal. I was excited to an extent. My intial reaction was that’s alot of money for a guy with not a superb OBP. I knew we wouldnt sign Ellsbury long term though after that because we weren’t going to give two speed guys 40 million combined. (Little did I know Crawford’s deal was going to be the reason they didn’t sign Jacoby) Needless to say, at 18 I knew greatly how of terrible the Boston media is, and how demanding it must be to a player in that city. The city LOVES their team and that media will rip players to shreds if they can’t take it. How the hell does Crawford not know about Boston after playing in Tampa for so long?

    Anyways he needs to let it go! He acts like he was booed for no reason, or because of race. Got news for you dude. You were booed because YOU SUCKED. There was nothing positive about your first full year it’s amazing how much he dropped off after that deal.

    TB (10) .307/.356/.495/.851, 7.0 WAR, 135 OPS+, 47/57 SB
    BOS (11) .255/.289/.405/.694, 0.1 WAR, 85+ OPS+, 18/24 SB

    If you want the big bucks, you gotta be able to take the heat. Obviously Crawford has thin skin as he is still whining about it today.

    Thank you LA for taking that awful contract.

  3. firerogergoodellnow - Aug 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    He played against them for years so he should have known something about them.

  4. weaselpuppy - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    The Crawford-Red Sox signing was the intergalactic nexus supermassive blackhole of dumb from every angle….Boston, Crawford, Agent and Fans. They all got what they deserved.

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