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How could a Game 1 victory have affected the entire series when the Rockies had earned an 8-day layoff? "The whole game of baseball is predicated on the fastball, whether it be hitting or pitching." Not that Beckett's macho, meat-and potatoes approach is a surprise.
"I put in all these hours of work to try and be as successful as possible," he says, "but not necessarily to get rave reviews like that.
He tries to arrive at spring training in good cardio shape, then use the prep time to get his arm ready for the season's grind.
"What you do during the offseason is, first, build a base," he said.
"People have always said about me: 'Oh, his pitching looks effortless,'" he said. He admires everything about the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA's reigning champions.
As he watches veteran forward Robert Horry—who owns six championship rings and is known as Big Shot Rob for draining some of the coldest three-point shots in playoff history—he sees a little bit of himself.In 2007, the 27- year-old right-hander went 20-7, and was the game's only 20-game winner one season after no pitcher was able to reach that lofty plateau. You don't earn nicknames for games won in the summer. Last season, he won two games in the American League Championship series, including Game 5, which the Sox entered trailing the Cleveland Indians in the bestof- seven series, three games to one. Then in the 2007 World Series, against the Colorado Rockies, who'd swept two prior opponents in the postseason, he unleashed an overpowering, muscle-flexing performance in Game 1.