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Beckett's formula for October success

Easy does it for postseason standout

Originally Published: October 9, 2009
By Pedro Gomez | ESPNBoston.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Lowell remembers the image vividly. It was 2000, and Josh Beckett had been invited to his first major league spring training camp with the Florida Marlins.

Beckett, who the year before had been the Marlins' first-round draft pick (second overall behind Josh Hamilton), was only 19 and not even a year removed from pitching in high school, but he was ready to make a statement.

"From the get-go, he came to camp and he was different," said Lowell, who was already ...

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