Forget about "icing" Josh Beckett by having his ex sing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Josh Beckett is quickly becoming the next Mr. October. And the Red Sox already had the next Mr. October in David Ortiz!
It's extremely difficult to compare a pitcher to a hitter, so you have to take this with a grain of salt.
Reggie Jackson, playoff career in 77 games:
.278/.358/.527, 18 HR, 48 RBI, 4 World Series titles.
Josh Beckett, playoff career in 9 games pitched, 8 of which were starts:
5-2 record, 1.78 ERA in 65.2 innings, 73 strikeouts, 0.72 WHIP - yes, you read that right, 1 World Series title.
And Beckett's numbers are far more impressive when you consider they've come during the steroid era and his numbers are dramatically better than his career regular season numbers. Reggie's are only slightly better.
And to add to the argument:
David Ortiz, playoff career in 46 games:
.327/.429/.612, 11 HR, 38 RBI, 1 World Series title.
You tell me who's better.