Posted May 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
Josh Beckett must have lasted longer on the golf course than he did on the mound. The embattled Red Sox ace was booed off the field at Fenway Park when he was pulled after just 2 1/3 ineffective innings Thursday night in Boston's 8-3 loss to Cleveland. Hours earlier, Boston manager Bobby Valentine downplayed the uproar over Beckett's golf outing last week, which came a day after he was scratched from his scheduled start because of stiffness. Already in hot water with Red Sox fans when the story surfaced that Beckett was hitting the links with his sore lat, Beckett was jeered early and often Thursday as the Indians tagged him for seven runs and seven hits, including two homers, while building a 7-1 lead. One fan yelled ''FORE!'' when Michael Brantley lined a foul ball down the right-field line, but all the chuckles quickly subsided when Brantley doubled to left-center. It was the second straight double for the Indians, ending Beckett's night. Fans che...
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  • The Red Sox should put Josh Beckett on the trading block,once this screw you attitude creeps in,it doesn't usually change.Remember Roger Clemens last season in Boston?Overweight & didn't give a damn.The following season,with Toronto he was 30?lbs.lighter & throwing nearly as hard as ever.

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