Some comments on the end of the 2011 season from Josh Beckett:
I had lapses in judgment, I can't speak for everybody else. I want to keep it at that.("People" who leaked information about the lapses in judgment and mistakes in the clubhouse, no doubt.)
I had things going on and I got distracted. ... [G]oing forward I would definitely change not being distracted.
We made mistakes in the clubhouse, and that's about as far as I'll go talking about the clubhouse.
I put on a little bit of weight [towards the end of last season]. I don't have a reason for it.
There's also some ill feelings toward some people. [Q: When you say people...?] There's people.
[The fans] should be [angry]. We didn't play very good. With all the other stuff added on top of that, it's obviously going to make it worse. I don't blame them for being mad. ... We stunk. I stunk. I take complete responsibility for it. ... With that being said, we've all learned from it. We've all moved on. I'm sure that's going to be a big theme in spring training for a lot of guys. We're moving on and we're looking forward to 2012. ... I think a lot of fans don't think we care and that we're a bunch of babies, but we do care. We want to win and we want to get back into the playoffs and hopefully bring a World Series back to this town ...More Lester here. Video clips of both Beckett and Lester at ESPNBoston.