The only way to keep this post even remotely positive is to include the above Presidents of the USA rendition of Cleveland Rocks. The Sox related news, however, is bad: Josh Beckett is also being examined by noted Cleveland Clinic thumb specialist Thomas Graham. Yes, the same place and doctor that Andrew Bailey is visiting.
Bobby V continues to say that Beckett is merely seeking peace of mind. But if anything comes up, Beckett joins a long list of Sox to be on the DL. Alex Speier of WEEI notes that there are nine Sox likely to start the year on the DL -- Beckett would make 10. By contrast, Tampa Bay had 10 trips to the DL all season in 2011.