all hail the all-singing, all-dancing black pearl bullpen bandNo joke, right around the time Papelbon picked of Matt Holliday to end the eighth, I started to think that maybe he could walk on water. Seriously, who but Papelbon would notch his first major league pick-off move in Game 2 of the World Series? WHO DOES THAT? I kept asking Katie why Fox couldn't give us a shot of his reaction when they showed the replay of the pick-off over and over, and she said, "He probably did something obscene that they can't show on television."
The Papajima Show Is:
A) A children's puppet show put on by Emerson students on acid
B) A pajama party where everyone drinks Zima
C) 3 and 2/3 innings, no runs, one hit, six strikeouts
(Also, how charmingly appropriate is it that, with his appearance in Game 2, Okajima, not Daisuke Matsuzaka, will go into the books as the first Japanese pitcher to ever appear in the World Series?)
So, Red Sox said, "Fine, you want us to beat you National League style? Bring it." For their next trick, they will kick ass with one hand tied behind their backs. Or, uh, without a DH. Same difference, right? Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this team just won five games in a row for the first time in 2007. Hyperbole does not exist to describe how timely this winning streak appears to be.
(And also, with regard to last night: Mike Lowell would like to remind you there is no such thing as supporters and non-supporters of NDRaPRSFftEMRSoML, just supporters and future supporters. Check it.)