what, like there's a word i can't put "papel" in front of?"Anytime you feel anything [is a little scary, because] no one wants to go on the DL," added Papelbon. "You want to be able to go out there and help your team day in and day out."
The number of times Papelbon says some variation of "walk it off" in this piece about his tweaked leg last night fills me with joy. Skate it off and get back on the ice, baby.
Here, have the Boston Globe's game recap with its awesome pic of Tek and its clumsy but Papel-tastic lead:
With one out in the top of the ninth, one runner aboard, and the Red Sox ahead, 7-4, last night, a 7-1 lead dissolving in the hands of Rudy Seanez and Julian Tavarez, the 36,396 at Fenway Park began to chant. Their roll call was for "Pa-pel-bon," but, when rhythmically blended together, it sounded like "Let's go home." And, really, either statement would have been pleading for the same thing: a quick conclusion.
"He's just a good pitcher and a good kid," Francona said. "Everybody's fallen in love with him, myself included. But we liked him before the ERA was zero. There's a reason he's doing this job. We wouldn't have put him in this situation if we didn't think he could handle it."
A few days old (as in, before he became "unperfect"), but a nice little Papel-piece from Newsday.