stressed outA piece from the Boston Herald about Papelbon's new-found teeth-grinding problem. It actually sounds really bad:
As Red Sox players were milling about the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium Thursday afternoon, Jonathan Papelbon was hunched over a table in the middle of the room, pressing the side of his head against a hot pack.
The right-hander would have the hot pack pressed against one side of his head for a few minutes, and then switch it to the other side.
Also, Papelbon continually says "self-conciously" when he means "unconciously," which is something I would find irritating in regular people, but find ADORABLE in professional atheletes. No one pays them for their vocabularly, man.
Entire article here