maybe we'll post again next monthThe Google alerts are coming fast and furious these days as awards are given, Foulke-face is not-optioned, and baseball writers all over America realize they hate football and decide to write about baseball whether they have anything to say or not. So:
Do you think Schill is insulted that the pitching staff wants Pap to use something other than the splitter as his number 2 pitch?
In anticipation of Jonathan Papelbon's switch to the rotation, new Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell wants him working on a two-seam fastball and his slider.
The goal is for Papelbon to generate more grounders as a starting pitcher. As the closer last season, he used a splitter as his No. 2 pitch. That will remain in his arsenal, but the Red Sox want him throwing the slider, too. Papelbon is believed to be recovering well from the shoulder injury that cost him the final month, and he should enter spring training at full strength.
Verlander recieves Players' Choice rookie award, but Pap recieves ever award the Boston press can give. Shock.
In non-Papelnews, non-Sox news, we've got some ups (a new Governor and the Celtics' first win of the season) and some big downs (Rodney Harrison's probably-broken scalpula and the T fare hike approval). Mostly what I've been doing is imagining a scenario in which Tim McCarver is hired to talk about Jeter in the same room where Madden is talking about Peyton Manning and then I fill that room with acid and see who drowns/dissolves first. It's fun, come join me in the happy place.