In Carl Crawford's latest installment in his ESPN Boston diary, he is sorry for the year he has had.
I know these games against the Rays have been important this weekend. Saturday's game was a little frustrating. You come up to the plate at the end and you definitely want to do something and come up big. You obviously want to come up big in a clutch situation, especially when the game is against my former team, which I really want to beat. We were definitely a little disappointed not to get the win that day. Also in that game, I had the run where I wasn't sure whether to slide or not at home. I figured I could get in standing up, but it was kind of close. I definitely want Marco Scutaro next time to let me know if it’s going to be that close, and I told him that. He said he was telling me to slide but I didn't see him.
He went on to talk about how the Rays are familiar with him and know how to pitch to him. Also, talking about the teams performance, Wake getting 200, more rambling, then he raises a question we have all been asking and his apology.
...Why can't we be consistent? I don't know. This time of year it gets hard and guys are banged up. All kind of little things are happening. I wish I had the answer to that. Maybe we'll win seven in a row. Be good to get that rolling when we go to Yankee Stadium.
I want to end the diary saying something to the fans of Boston. I just want to say I'm sorry for the year I've had. You guys have been really supportive and I appreciate that. Hopefully when we get into these playoffs, I can be the real Carl Crawford that I know I am. We'll see.
I'm sorry Carl, this doesn't make anything right and I don't feel any different about your lack of offense this season. I'll make it short and sweet, do less apologizing and do what the Sox paid you for. That's not going to fix anything, but hits and stolen bases will.