Apparently there are only so many words that Carl Crawford can say with a sore throat. And when doing the math, the Rays did not make the cut. Today, Crawford apologized for not thanking the organization that made him a hundred millionaire…
“My throat was hurting so bad and I tried to limit myself to as few words as possible,” Crawford said upon reporting to spring training with the Red Sox Friday. “If I made a few people upset, I’m sorry about it. Everybody knew I loved Tampa when I was there. I had a good time there. It’s just at the press conference, I was overwhelmed by cameras and I’d never been in this kind of situation before and it just kind of slipped my mind. So to the people in Tampa and the front office, I apologize and I’m sorry about that.”
We never had a problem with Crawford’s lack of acknowledgment, but this excuse is making us reconsider our position. It’s just too bad he didn’t have a sore throat when he was making the comments about how much the Trop would get him down.
Crawford also mentions that he and the Rays came a mutual agreement at the beginning of last year that Crawford would not be back in 2011.