NEW YORK, NY – Since we’re not going to talk football here, as per the NY Giants, NY Jets and the Empire State’s only real team, the Buffalo Bills, all losing, we’ve gone to the headlines. Some eye-catchers? Josh Beckett and Brian McCann
JOSH BECKETT: Former Red Sox pitcher was arrested early Saturday in Texas after tacking a singer in a band at a country music open mic. The TMZ report says “Beckett, 37, was arrested for public intoxication and a police officer said he was a danger to himself and others.“
Here’s a photo of what Beckett admitted in the police report was “stage diving.”
— L.J. in Laredo (@LJinLaredo) November 11, 2017
Now for the spin: Beckett’s lawyer said was horseplay and the Beckster, who retired in 2014 after 14 years in the majors with the Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers has apologized. So there.
The singer, who shouldn’t be singing country music anyway, said he suffered serious injuries to his arm and neck, a torn rotator cuff and a dislocated shoulder. Humph. That torn rotator cuff could land him on the Mets’ pitching staff!
Regardless, police are still investigating.
P.s… Beckett, and the rest of the Red Sox rotation at the time, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz and Tim Wakefield, appeared in Kevin Fowler’s music video for the song, “I Like Beer” in the summer of 2011. Just sayin’.
Houston, we have a problem.
BRIAN MCCANN just won his first championship with the Astros. And here’s what he has to say:
“I’ll always be an Atlanta Brave… I love this organization and we’ll see what happens in the future. But right now I’m really excited to be a Houston Astro. It’s a great organization.”
Nice work, Brian. But he didn’t stop there in his chat with Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“This is my home. I played close to 10 years here. This organization is really, really, really close to my heart. I love this organization.”
Exhale, Astros fans, McCann still expects to start behind the dish for the ‘Stros next spring and stands to earn $17 million in 2018 with a $15 million club option for 2019. So, although he’d rather be somewhere else, he’ll take your money a little longer.
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