crab is growing up (and out of the bucket)"These are the moments you cherish in baseball, especially with me and Lester coming up through the ranks together," said Papelbon, one half of the first combined one-hitter by the Red Sox since June 14, 2005, and the first rookie combined shutout since Aug. 24, 1990 (Dana Kiecker, Jeff Gray). "He’s going to be able to develop at the big league level, which is very special."
From the Boston Herald recap of last night's game, which earned Lester his fifth win and Papelbon his 28th save. Also, you might have heard, they combined for a one-hit shut-out, which sort of makes it sound like they got together, had a love child and named it "AL MVP 2030" because that's obviously the future that would be in store for any Lester-Papelbon spawn.
Speaking of the Herald, the free copy I used to blot myself with while sweltering down in
This, along with the above-mentioned effort, only added unnecessary fuel to the fire of the combined imagination of myself and the PM, which is mostly a trailer trash urban fantasy where Jon Papelbon and Jon Lester have two daddies, Timlin and Varitek, who are mostly just bad-asses and wear wife-beaters. And Pap spends a lot of time carrying Lester around in a bucket because he's so small, and crazy Uncle Curt (who is, you know, obsessed with Civil War re-enactment and reading about Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories on the internet) comes over sometimes to play catch and Uncle Dougie's always in the kitchen making chicken parm and sometimes Varitek spots Randy Johnson and his child molesting mustache across the street, wearing running shorts and knee-high white athletic socks, and he says, "Mike, that Randy Johnson is back again, get the hose!"
But I digress.