Back, Ready, RestedThe All-Star Game media circus does yield some gems:
Johnathan Papelbon interview with Dan Patrick.
(above link is direct to an .mp3 file)
In which Papelbon discusses being schooled in the full-contact sport that is the Boston media and the fine art of notebook doodling by the Schill, missing the traitor, pitching in Yankees stadium ("I love that the fans want me to do badly!"), rooting for the Braves and getting autographs.
Also, filed under "I watch the Home Run Derby so you don't have to," Papelbon was interviewed by the ESPN talking heads during David Ortiz's second round at-bat last night. He says he told Papi that he put $100,000 on him to win and if he did win, he'd split it with him. Knowing what we know about a) the kid's salary and b) the outcome of the derby, hopefully he was kidding.