stud who hits bombs, baby"Then you got me," said Papelbon, "who's a [expletive] genius."
You may not be able to trust them with a 5 (or 10) run lead, but apparently our bullpen is full of smarties.
My favorite part of this article, though, is when for NO REASON WHATSOEVER, Edes brings up Lopez's wife's education. I'm pretty sure no matter how dilligently she's pursuing her PhD, she isn't pitching for the Sox. I'm not saying I wouldn't be willing to give her a try, but.
Anyway, the one that really impresses me is Breslow. I mean, for the rest it's mostly equating "spent any time at a 4-year college" with "smart" and while I certainly don't have a problem with not going to college, I've spent my fair share of time with guys on athletic scholarships majoring in psych to know that it doesn't necessarily mean they're going to class or doing any work. I went to a hockey school not a baseball school, but I think there's some comparison. But, anything with the word "molecular" in it strikes me as a real major. I guess there's a fall-back if the whole left-handed reliever thing doesn't work out for the guy.
Since in my head Doug Mirabelli will only ever be the guy from Doug Mirabelli Diaries, I always love to see that Doug show up in the media. So you can bet I was overjoyed to see his little spitting contest with Kevin Towers as reported here.
"I don't apologize for wanting to come back to Boston. I do apologize for the fact that he has this strong opinion about Doug Mirabelli."
Third person! He may as well tell us that San Diego is for pussies anyway. Fantastic!
Although, um, you probably should just skip the last paragraph of that item because if you're anything like me reading Meredith and Bard's stats might make you want to drive a pen into your eyes.
Speaking of driving a pen into your eyes, Fisk agrees with me that the loss of Tek and his non-grapefruit-scented intangibles had a lot to do with the season's downward spiral:
"It's no mystery (that) the Red Sox hit a little bit of a soft spot when he got injured," Fisk said on Tuesday. "I don't mean to diss anybody on the club, but you saw what happened when he went down. It shows you the value he has."