“There’s not anybody I’d rather have in my foxhole than him. He’s Daniel Bard. I don’t know what everybody else is saying, but I want him pitching the eighth inning every game I start for the rest of my career.”—josh beckett, on daniel bard (via theperfectfan)
“This travel has been horrible. I don’t know who the fuck made that doubleheader that day, then come back one more time. We haven’t exactly been treated fair the last week or so, with that doubleheader being the most glaring thing for me. I don’t know how they expect them to score eight runs after coming back from Seattle, having half an off day and then go get them for three games in a day and a half. I don’t know who the fuck agreed to that. It was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.”—Josh Beckett, talking about the travel schedule lately (via soxaholicsanonymous)
“We don’t even know his name any more. He’s now the Muddy Chicken,” an unusually jovial Josh Beckett said. “The Muddy Chicken was definitely the player of the game. He got it done when we absolutely needed it.”—
Beckett talking about Dustin Pedroia, who is now The Muddy Chicken, for unexplained reasons. The Sox were getting a little punchy after that 16 inning game.
“It seems like that [expletive] flu gets me every year. If it doesn’t get me in the offseason, it gets me in spring training or gets me some other time. I’m going to have somebody give it to me in the offseason so I don’t have to deal with this [expletive] anymore.”—
“Beckett is in one of the best stretches of his career, having allowed seven earned runs on 22 hits over the last 40.1 innings with nine walks and 36 strikeouts. He is 11-7, 5.90 in 23 career starts against the Yankees. That includes eight shutout innings against the Bombers on April 10 at Fenway Park. He allowed two hits in that game and struck out 10 with one walk.”—Extra Bases