Joshin' Around

Joshin' Around

Josh Beckett former Marlin pitcher

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Josh Beckett Talks About Coming to Boston,
His Shoulder, and Those Pesky Blisters

ďIím excited about the trade. I think it could be a good thing for me. I think you get several chapters in your life, and certainly high schoolís one of them. Itís going to be a nice change for me just opening a new chapter up in my life."

"ďEvery time we think we got it figured out (blister problem), another one pops up. Maybe just getting out of heat and getting out of that humidity maybe that might help a little bit� Weíve tried a lot of stuff, the one that Iíve found thatís been the most productive is some stuff thatís called Stan's Blister Ointment in between starts and keeping it shaved down with a callous shaver. Thatís been the most helpful thing. What was happening earlier in my career is that I wasnít developing a callous. Whenever I would get a callous, I would let the callous get so big that a blister would develop underneath the callous, and then weíd have to cut the whole callous off and start over again. Whenever you start all over again with unhealthy skin, itís almost like starting at a negative number instead of starting back at zero."

"I would have done the same thing (due diligence before the trade). If youíre invest this kind of money that theyíre investing and getting rid of players that they were counting on, I would do all the due diligence that I could. I definitely would. Did I foresee that? No but I didnít foresee a trade even. It was kind of a deal where I like to go see Doc (Dr. James Andrew)] at the end of every season just to see where Iím at. So it was more of a checkup for me. I had some shoulder stiffness, I had several doctors look at me Ďeh youíre fine.� Iíve got great strength in all my muscles. It was just kind of tired." -- 11.26, Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett

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