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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Time is NOW.

Bob Gibson. Sandy Koufax. Jack Morris. Curt Schilling.

Joshua Patrick Beckett. With what he's done this post season, combined with what he did in 2003 while he was with the Marlins, Beckett now resides among those men as one of the greatest all time playoff pitchers.

Who else would you rather have than the foul mouthed Texan on the mound to start Game 1? Cocky, confident, poised, and oh yeah, REALLY good. Back in June, Beckett matched up against Jeff Francis, the Rockies starting pitcher tonight, and lost. I'll bet you ten to one he is STILL ticked about that: probably drifted off to sleep last night yelling "FYYO" at Rockie players instead of counting sheep.

I keep hearing how Francis is a really good pitcher and this won't be easy, and that may be true: I just keep thinking about how we were all concerned about Sabbathia and Carmona, and that turned out pretty good. I can guarantee you that playing in Fenway now is NOTHING like playing there in June. The Sox have 3 players on their roster who have been World Series MVP's: Schilling, Manny, and Beckett. The Rockies have one guy, Wily Tavares, who has even PLAYED in a World Series.

Welcome to the big time fellas.

Finally, Beth over at SG posted a article from Esquire.com today that may be the funniest thing I've ever read.

Enjoy.

14 comments:

Carol said...

Joshua Patrick Beckett, aka Josh "we're not worthy" Beckett (as Jeannie said :)

Here's to the big time!

Tex said...

Jeannie is just jealous of LeeAnn

Tree Newt said...

All I have to say is:

LET'S GO RED SOX!!!

Ted D said...

Carol, Tex, and Mattie:

IT'S GO TIME!!!

Ted D said...

4-1 Sox, heading to the third.

All is well.

scott h said...

Koufax, Gibson . Please one WS doth not make a legend.

Ted D said...

Bub, you have to check the stats: he is right up there with the all time legends after TWO post seasons.

I'm serious: he is the best big game, post season pitcher in the past 40 years. Numbers don't lie.

Carol said...

Our team is 13-1 at the top of the 7th of game 1 of the World Series?- Let's all riverdance!

Ted D said...

RIVERDANCE!!!

Carol said...

Question Ted - If the Sox win the World Series, do we all get free furniture from you like the Jordans guys are doing? Note - I'll settle for some curtains from Angie LOL

Tex said...

Josh is the new Roger. :)

Ted D said...

No free furniture Carol. I'll get with Ang on the curtains. :)

Tex, He's the BETTER new Roger.

beckperson said...

No new post yet?

I'm so very disappointed.





:lol:

Ted D said...

Becks, haven't had time yet!

I'm trying.