Josh Beckett got hosed

The Cy Young award is officially the biggest joke in baseball.

Leave it to a bunch of sportswriters to screw it up. How can these guys vote on this award before the season is over? Isn’t the postseason when people see which pitchers shine, and which pitchers wilt on the big stage? If these dumbass sportswriters waited two weeks they would have seen the glaring difference between C.C. Sabathia and Josh Beckett. Instead they made their choice based on the regular season.

If you did a head-to-head contest based on the regular season it was a close race. Sabathia pitched more innings and had a lower ERA then Beckett. Josh Beckett on the other hand led the majors in wins with 20 and proved to be the ace of the staff.

Now let’s talk about the playoffs, where Josh Beckett went 4-0 and had 1.29 ERA and was the second coming of Don Drysdale. Beckett dominated every game he pitched and was hands down the best player on the field. Sabathia, on the other hand, looked like the second coming of Calvin Schiraldi, touting a 10.45 ERA. This guy was in a neck-and-neck competition with Fausto Carmona to see who could look worse on the mound. But looking bad on the mound is nothing new to fat-ass Sabathia.

This guy needs to take a long look in the mirror, provided that he can find one big enough, and realize that he stole this award from Beckett. It’s easy to play in relative obscurity when you play in Cleveland, but when the ALCS rolls around it’s time to bring your A-game. Sabathia had the deer-in-the-headlights look throughout the series with Boston and it showed in his horrendous performances.

This is a bullshit award. The writers got it wrong.

11 Responses to “Josh Beckett got hosed”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Clevland can have their Chocolate Cake and Eat it too!!! Given the system in which we award the “best” pitcher in baseball, C.C. may have won based on whatever BS system is produce for this award from the minds of the same moron that made the BCS and the florida voting system. I can say that not a single Red Sox or Indians fan would choose to have CC over Beckett. Have your Cy Young winner, when you want a world series, look for someone more like Beckett.

    Dylan “……….To the Rescue (it’s a pun)” Hamilton

  2. Anonymous Says:

    on a scale of 270 to 210.. c.c. pork chop wins..I would rather win the WORLD SERIES than any single award… the odds are 5 to 1 c.c. eats his award.. GO BOSTON… 33

  3. Anonymous Says:

    We all know sports writers are people who never made the team.. but hung out with all the jocks, to meet chicks to get laid.. they are little sponges .they all suck except the guy who writes for the FOUL LINE..and Boston Globe……………….. TONY C….espn

  4. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    CC is a joke. They are hating on the nation. Theyre just hating on our team and how we were going to sweep all of the season’s awards.

  5. Josh Beckett Says:

    Thanks for the support Dave!

    If is wasn’t for the foulline..I would be very upset.

    Go Rockies!

  6. Dave Says:

    Thanks for commenting Josh. I would have thought dominating Colorado would have been more comforting to you then just reading thefoulline.com.
    I appreciate your support.

  7. josh beckett Says:

    well dave, knowing that I have the support from the bloggers, especially the foulline.com guys, makes all the difference in the world. This is so much better then Curt’s site.

  8. Mark Says:

    First of all, I’m an Indians fan. Secondly, I think that it’s kinda stupid to base the award on the season, but then again, not every pitcher plays in the post-season, so I can see the rationale. Third, there’s no question that Beckett is the better pitcher overall. I believe he deserved the Cy. Fourth, I know for a fact CC would rather win the Series than the Cy Young. But, you act like the Cy Young Award was a no-brainer. Given the parameters of the award (agree or disagree with them if you will), CC was a deserving candidate. He pitched masterfully and was dominating down the stretch in the regular season. Hell, he had a streak of 10 games giving up 2 earned runs or less. The man deserves some props. If the only way to make your case is by saying what a “loser” he is, then I wonder how strong your case really is.

  9. Dave Says:

    Mark,
    First of all, thanks for reading the post and commenting,you make some very valid arguments.I am not trying to take away from what Sabathia achieved this season. He is a great pitcher, and should be recognized for that. He had a better regular season then Josh Beckett.
    I just have some “sour grapes” that Beckett didn’t win the award. I think although Sabathia had better numbers, Beckett was more valuable to his team. I agree that the voting system is flawed, and the pitchers that don’t make the playoffs still need be considered. But after the playoff performance that Beckett had, I think he is the best pitcher in the majors and was hoping he would be rewarded for it.

    Thanks again for commenting. Let’s hope for another Indians/Red Sox rematch in next years playoffs.

  10. kareena Says:

    What kind of chewing tobacco does Josh Beckett use?

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