picture a banner. on a boat. papelbon's holding the banner. in his underpants.
Kelly: I'm really surprised the Mike Lowell deal got done.
Katie: I'm not. I was completely confident it was going to get done the whole time.
Kelly: Really? Why didn't you tell me that?
Katie: Um. Because you wouldn't have believed me, and you always expect the worst, and you only believe information is true if it's completely negative in every way?
Anyway, loyal members of the fellowship formerly known as NDRaPRSFftEMRSoML, congratulations to us all. I'm sure that all of our constant fretting, threatening to pay for the proposed fourth year with our own nickels, and frantic re-freshing of the Extra Bases blog made all the difference. But now it's very important that we all join a new club:
It stands for: Normally Hyperbolic, Critical and Pessimistic Red Sox Fans Who Promise Not to Boo if Mike Lowell Hits .218 in 2010.