sports guy saysFrom a Mailbag Column a few weeks ago:
Q: We have to get "Pap-Smeared" into the lexicon for those times Jon Papelbon comes into a Sox game in the seventh or eighth and slams the door. I'm giddy thinking about the first time Papelbon strikes out the side, I leap out of my chair screaming, "You've been Pap-Smeared!" and my wife looks at me like I'm still the 22-year-old who got hammered and peed in the laundry hamper.--Owen Rodgers, Apex, N.C.
Q: Jonathan P(aplebon) = Jonathan E. Fans need to greet his every entrance with a chant of "Jon-a-than, Jon-a-than, Jon-a-than." Because the only thing as scary as a big kid from Texas throwing 96 mph gas, is a coked up James Caan on rollerskates. This will put "Enter Sandman" to shame. Make it happen.--Sean Libby, Guilford, Conn.
Q: Do you still have your Papelboner? I do.--Phil, New York
SG: That's right, we had a three-way tie for the "Most excited e-mail about the Jonathan Papelbon Era" this month!
And in that spirit, this is your daily update on all things Papelbon for the forseeable future.