BOSTON -- Following his pregame ceremony, Tim Wakefield met with the media, and was asked about Josh Beckett's recent and ever-so-popular golf outing on an off-day.
Wakefield had Beckett's back, saying that much was made out of nothing.
"I thought it was blown way out of proportion," said Wakefield. "Everybody knows that sometimes you need a break, and he threw 125 pitches. And obviously the Red Sox had to make a decision on Aaron Cook, and that was the spot to put him in. If he told you he wasn't hurt, and Bobby told you he didn't think he was hurt, I mean, a round of golf isn't going to kill you. It's probably going to help you more than it's going to hurt you."