Crawford said he has been cautioned to hold his tongue when talking about his two seasons in Boston, but he said, "It [ticked] me off so much, the things I had said about me. I have the type of spirit that, if you say something to me, I'm going to say something back."
"That was one of the toughest times in my life, ever, from when I was a little kid, 1 year old," said Crawford. "It definitely was one of the best things that ever happened to me in my life to be traded over here.
"You make $20 million, but it's not like they're begging me to hit a home run every time I go up there, you know what I'm saying? It's not like I need to go 5-for-5 every at-bat and, if I don't, I'm considered the worst player on the planet."
He also told the LATimes:
"That was just a bad experience," Crawford said of his time in Boston. "I definitely felt like I had a chance to get a fresh start. With a team, new atmosphere, new environment. New everything." "You just walk in the clubhouse and you got a positive feel. Immediately. I want to win all three games. Bad," Crawford said. "Then on to the next series."
I dont even care about this dickhead anymore. I really dont. He can run his mouth all he wants, but the bottom line is that the Red Sox are better this year than last year because he is gone. Its that simple.
The guy is obviously unprofessional, uncoachable, undisciplined and the proverbial "cancer in the clubhouse." And he just comes across as such a whiny bitch. Jesus Christ, good riddance.
That being said, its going to be a great series. The Dodgers are first place in the sucky NL West and have a 9.5 lead over the second place Arizona Diamondbacks. The Red Sox, as we know, have the most wins in the American League are are first place in the AL East.