Beckett threw five innings, allowed two hits and one earned run before talking with the media. The Red Sox starter said that he had a chance to meet Orioles prospect Manny Machado who happened to be a big fan of his in 2003 when the Marlins won the World Series.
“[I] guess that means I’m old,” he told Didier Morias of NESN.com. “I guess (Machado) wasn’t a Josh Beckett fan because he was taking some hard swings.”
So if you’re a fan of a guy you shouldn’t try hard against him?
Machado went 0-1 with two walks on Saturday and apparently swung too hard for Josh Beckett’s liking.