Myers: "I thought about it pretty much all night"
OF Wil Myers said he appreciated all the support from friends and teammates, but was still hard to deal with the defensive mistake he made that turned Friday's game in the Red Sox's favor.
"I'm not going to lie,'' Myers said. "I thought about it pretty much all night.''
Myers was treated roughly by the Boston fans after the fourth inning miscue but said he went to dinner with a friend in a restaurant near the team hotel and didn't get hassled. "I was fine, nobody recognized me. I kinda kept my hat down,'' he said.
Myers went back to his room afterward and had a hard time falling asleep.
"It was a tough play, the toughest one I've had in my career,'' Myers said. "But I'm looking to rebound today. We've got David on the mound so we're excited to get going.''
He didn't watch a replay until he got to Fenway Park Saturday. "I didn't turn on the TV, so that was the first time I saw it,'' he said. "And it didn't look good at all, actually.''
Manager Joe Maddon approached him them and told him to let it go, that everyone makes mistakes. Maddon's example was that he threw a bad interception once in a key football game.
Though the crowd was on Myers after the miscue - chanting his name loudly - Maddon said he doesn't expect the 22-year-old to be too bothered by it, that his "obliviousness" should work to his benefit.