rumors re: the internetsBlah blah is Papelbon a potential closer for 2007? It depends on what your definition of "is" is.
The gem of this article (by the CHB [*], of all people) is: He was also touting a dot-com company in which he invested heavily during the offseason. "Gonna make me a cadzillionaire," he said.
I cannot fathom what kind of dot-com in which Paps would heavily invest.
www.scrabblegamez4free.com ? [**]
[*] Does anyone else get the feeling that the CHB has a certain number of columns he has to write per year but the Globe doesn't really care how he spaces them out? During spring training, he's posting, like, twice a day, on such scintillating topics as "Is Daisuke Matsuzaka awesome?" or "Why does Manny have to go and make things so complicated?" or "Am I just jealous that Theo has minions and the Globe's interns won't even get me coffee?" And then in July he'll post once a week, and it'll be some bizarre diatribe about the off-season trade moves made by the the Bruins.
[**] Obvs. Schilling tried to get Paps into the exciting world of online gaming commerce, but Paps wisely decided to pick something that didn't involve, you know, elves.