Josh Beckett wiped the floor with the Mariners on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. Seattle couldn't resist his pitches, striking out eight times and never once playing it coy enought to take a walk. Beckett cruised his way to a 14-3 win and then hit the town to celebrate. That kind of performance heartened many Red Sox rooters who still have unkind memories of Beckett's 2006 season but it did not do much for one crimson haired Boston lassie. The Boston Herald was at a postgame party watching Beckett try to pick up his second win of the day.
And speaking of the Reebok party, Red Sox hurler Josh Beckett had eight strikeouts earlier in the day at Fenway. But unfortunately his K-streak continued at Underbar, where one striking young redhead didn’t buy his pitch!
We hear Beckett homed in on the party gal and opened with his best line: “Hey, you.” Blown away by his sparkling repartee, Big Red responded by saying “hi,” and then walked away.
“She knew who he was, but she’s from Michigan and doesn’t have the hero worship for the Red Sox,” said our spy on the scene. “Plus she doesn’t care about him being a pro athlete.”
“He then comes up to her again - now on the other side of the bar - and starts whispering sweet nothings into her ear,” said our source. “She can’t really figure out what he’s saying, so she says, ‘Great game today. Congratulations.”
He responds with “Huh?” So she repeats it. And receives yet another, “Huh?”
“You. Pitched. A. Great. Game,” she said.
His response: “Are you wasted?” Her response: “No, I just got here.”
“He then looked at her funny and wandered off,” said our source.
I really didn't think there was a woman in Boston that wouldn't drop her sweats for a shot at a Red Sox player. I mean, how else do you explain Ted Danson as a sex symbol?