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08:19 AM ET 05.11 | After spending a few days in the eye of a storm over his off-day golf outing, he allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings, which was followed by some characteristic stubbornness. "I spend my off days the way I want to spend them," he said. "My off day is my off day. We get 18 off days a year. I think we deserve a little bit of time to ourselves." After a scoreless first, Beckett completely unraveled in the second (three runs) and third (four runs). He allowed homers to Jack Hannahan and Jason Kipnis, and rockets to pretty much everyone else. He was booed mercilessly as he left the mound, with one fan behind the dugout miming a golf swing as he entered the dugout. "It was directed at me," Beckett said. "I pitched like (expletive)."

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May 11, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Oh come on. Just sit down with him over some beer and a bucket of wings. It will all get better.

May 11, 2012  08:33 AM ET

This guy is a jackwagon and needs to be gone.

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May 11, 2012  08:41 AM ET

At least this year, he thinks he has only 18 days off. Last year, I thought he was off 4 out of every 5 days.

May 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET

If you can't trade him, sit him.

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May 11, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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Dude, you have a long offseason to go golfing...and it's fine to golf during the season if you're not "hurt". This guy's motivation has been questioned for his whole career, he just used to have the tools to get by better on the effort he was willing to give.He was really lucky to get out of the first with no damage.

He has to be one of the most conceited and arrogant athletes I have ever seen. Not only can't he see what is wrong, he doesn't care. And he'll tell you that. Jerk.

May 11, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I was hoping that they would have moved him this past offseason.

May 11, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I thought he had a great game yesterday! Of course i'm a little biased, just a little!

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May 11, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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But Valentine cant say anything to the team, because it isn't the Redsox way of doing things...You can't piss off the "little person" on second...

Pedroia is a consistent player and leader that Bobby wouldn't want to alienate.

May 11, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I was hoping that they would have moved him this past offseason.

Kinda like Willy Mays Hays in Major League? When he wakes up on his cot outside the training facility!

May 11, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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I thought he had a great game yesterday! Of course i'm a little biased, just a little!

Hey threw good bp for 2 innings. Good for you and your AAA team.

May 11, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Kinda like Willy Mays Hays in Major League? When he wakes up on his cot outside the training facility!

That was good.

May 11, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Pedroia is a consistent player and leader that Bobby wouldn't want to alienate.

Valentine has absolutely no power on this team. He was brought in to instill discipline. Not a chance.

May 11, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Am I the only Red Sox fan who doesn't have a problem with him going golfing? Golf is a low impact game that can loosen up your muscles. I played one of the best rounds of my life after falling down a flight of stairs the night before.

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May 11, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

PUNK

You think everyone is a punk. You've just watered-down the term.

 
May 11, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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Am I the only Red Sox fan who doesn't have a problem with him going golfing? Golf is a low impact game that can loosen up your muscles. I played one of the best rounds of my life after falling down a flight of stairs the night before.

So it would seem Gary. While your comment may have some merit, his F you attitude is what is really galling to me.

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