"when you talk to these guys -- and I'm still talking to some of these guys -- I don't think this is going well. And I think it's going bad quicker than I expected it to"
i'm not a big fan of schilling coming out with this. sure, he was close with francona and i can empathize with any frustration he may have about how that situation was dealt with. but a pitch hasn't even been thrown in the regular season and he's already seeing things go south?
what i think i like most about this situation is that the almost completely silent Josh Beckett* appears to the be one standing up to schillings remarks:
"I haven't seen him around," Beckett continued. "I'd think if someone knew that much they'd probably be a little closer to it. Game's a lot easier from over there [as a media person], I think. As far as him speaking about how things are being run, I haven't seen him around here to where he would know that much."granted, he's stopped short of defending bobby valentine, or disputing schilling's claims... but i've never seen beckett painted as the "team player" and i like that he voiced a response.
i think we can agree that no matter what you think of bobby v, he is here for the year (at least) and, like him or not, he is running the show. we love the red sox and we cannot change this, so how about we accept what it is and get back to supporting the team (at least until we've posted something in the W-L column to base our commentary on)?
*btw, hope reports of Beckett being injured don't prevent him from making his first start