The last time Josh Beckett saw the Cleveland Indians, it was Game 5 of the 2007 ALCS. Up 3 games to 1, Cleveland was practically popping champagne corks; then they screwed up.
To sing the National Anthem, they picked one of The Commander's ex-girlfriends. All Beckett did was pitch 8 innings with 1 run, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 11 strikeouts, plus give one of the all-time best post-game press conferences EVER. This was Beckett's response to the ex-girlfriend stunt by Cleveland. (Just in case you don't know Beckett, the clip is NSFW).
Flash forward to tonight; Red Sox are one win away from clinching the AL Wild Card and the only thing standing in their way is the Indians.
With Josh Freaking Beckett on the hill.
To quote my good friend Tex?
I'm ready for Joshtober.
EDITORS NOTE: We'll get 'em tomorrow. And God help the post-game buffet table when Beckett gets through with it.
And I offically hate the Cleveland Indians.
On friendship and (more) healing.
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