Boston's Bedard served before big game

Sept. 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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BOSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Red Sox pitcher Erik Bedard was served with legal papers hours before he took the mound in a key game in Boston Tuesday, the New York Post reported.

The newspaper quoted the man who served the papers on Bedard at Fenway Park, lifelong Yankees fan Tom Cabral, as saying he did so on behalf ex-girlfriend Courtney Roberts, who is suing the Red Sox left-hander for child support.

"The Red Sox were very cooperative," Cabral told the newspaper. "They asked me if I could serve these tomorrow because he was starting tonight. My position was, my client wants it served today, and that's what I have to do."

Bedard started against the Baltimore Orioles as the Red Sox battled to maintain their 2-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League wild-card race.

"When I walked in I was like, I'm a Yankees fan, but I'm not trying to (give you a hard time)," Cabral told the newspaper. "I told him that and said, sorry, I've got to do this.

"But he said it was no problem. I handed him the copies of all the documents and he signed them."

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