T-minus 8 hours until he who slaps balls returns to the scene of the crimeJoe Torre on Papelbon, from today's Boston Herald:
"They have this kid who’s closing for them. We got a little taste of him last year. He’s very impressive," Torre said of Papelbon, who set a rookie record for saves (10) in April. "What he does is what Mo does for us. Sure, he’s not as established as Mariano is, but he certainly has the ability, at least in the early going, and the confidence. It shortens the game for you, when you have someone like that to go to."
(It includes some obvious observations on Papelbon by Judas Damon, and a really unfortunate shot of Matsui. Cheers!)