Carl Crawford will be writing a diary for ESPN.com this year. Yes, Carl Crawford. Amazing how a nine-figure contract can change a man.
Here are a few of our favorite nuggets from CC’s first endeavor into the public domain…
On dealing with the media (keep in mind that the season hasn’t even started):
There is a lot more media here. I’m just trying to understand everything that is going on here. With all the media, I’m adjusting. It’s a day to day battle, but at some point I figure I’ll get used to it.
On asking Manny Ramirez for advice:
With Manny, I just asked him about Boston period. He’s like, “You better produce or they’re going to boo you.” He said, “I know you’re happy, but you better produce now or else you’re getting booed.”
On facing the Rays in Spring Training:
I get to see how they’re going to do things against me, so that’s good too. I already have an idea how they’re going to play me this year and the season hasn’t even started.
On Rays fans during Spring Training:
I did get booed when we played them there. I figured I was going to get a few of those. I got a few boos. I also got a few, “I hope you go see Dr. Andrews this year.” I was expecting it.
On his rooting interests:
I might have to get on the Patriots and Bruins bandwagon, so I have somebody to cheer for.
We have a bad feeling about this. Like Crawford is going to struggle at some point. And the fans will get surly and yell things much worse than “hope you go see Dr. Andrews.” And this is going to get ugly. Don Mossi ugly.