Shaughnessy, McAdam on Crawford's comments about Boston

Shaughnessy, McAdam on Crawford's comments about Boston
April 27, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Carl Crawford didn't exactly have the greatest time in Boston. The former Red Sox outfielder even said that he hasn't smiled in years because of the way he was treated by the Boston media.

The Baseball Show panel all agreed that Crawford wasn't treated all that badly in his time with the Red Sox.

"It couldn't be further from the truth." suggested  McAdam, "There have been so many more guys that have gotten more heat for underperforming or not living up to a contract.  Crawford really got off (easy).  Even the fans, I don't think ever got on him in a big way.  People seemed to be pulling for him.  They sensed that he was trying too hard to justify the contract almost from the beginning."

"As inept as he was in the first season, he got very little grief from the media and the fans." Continued McAdam. "It could have been so much worse."

Looking back, Dan Shaughnessy wishes he treated him differently.

"If I had known what a crybaby Carl Crawford was going to become when he left here, I would have ripped him." revealed Shaughnessy, "This notion in his head that he somehow got the crap beat out of him by the Boston Media and the Boston fans is a joke… please stop this reinvention on how he was treated here.  I'm not having it."

"Even the last ball of 2011." Shaughnessy looks back, "Now I'm wishing we had ripped him for not catching that ball to left field."