Tagged: Jonathan Paplebon

There have only been 3 games

Papi on Opening Day.  Courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission(photo borrowed without permission from Kelly O Connor)

He says he has nothing to prove. He’s wrong. He says he’s going to be here next year. Wrong again. We love the Big Fella, but it looks very much like it’s over.(CHB from boston.com)  It’s reporters like CHB/Dan Shaughnessy that give sports writers a bad name. Last year about half way through the season I stopped reading the Boston Globe, and Boston.com.  Shaughnessy was a real big part of that.

No one wants to see Mike Lowell playing ball as badly as I do, but not this way. Give Papi his time, he will come around!


3 games into the season and the Globe sport writers have Big Papi in trouble, but he’s not alone Marco Scutaro’s error in game two got the evil pens flowing.  Naming every short stop the Sox have had for the past 20 years and assuring the readers that none of them would have made that error.  Please, give me a break. Your talking game 2 in a new ball park, Red Sox vs Yankees, does it get any better. I’m sure he was pretty nervous, facing the fans, at least until you get use to them is nerve wracking enough. No one needs all the negative press this early in the season.

And replacing Papelbon with Bard, Listen guys, they have only played 3 games. Why all this negative press?

Lay off!



Don’t think he’s smiling today

Maybe it’s just that it’s grey and cold out. I found this picture (thank you Kelly O Conner) and it made me very sad.  Election was yesterday and the State of Massachusetts put a Republician in Teddy’s seat. Well we can just hope that after two years and not too much damage the State will smarten up. 

I just don’t know if I can afford to wait two years.

The Sox signed Jonathan Paplebon yesterday. That’s a good thing!

23 more days till truck day………….


Hodgepodge 2010

Sox signed Oki to a one year deal, let’s hope he has a better year than last.

Papelbon is willing to take his chances with an arbitrator, and the Red Sox don’t appear to be in any rush to sign him to a long-term extension. Jonathan is still young, I don’t think he is the kind of pitcher you let get away.

Of course the Sox never seem to do anything the easy way.

Jonathan Papelbon.

I love this picture of Paplebon, it so depicts his personality!Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon (photo’s from Boston Herald)

There is plenty of time to do it right, Arbritration hearings are not held until the first two weeks in February.


I have to keep posting pictures of Mike Lowell while he is still with the team.

24 days until Truck Day! 30 days until Pitchers and Catchers report! It’s almost Spring!

I try to blog at least 4 days a week, sometimes that’s not possible. In December I seem to have a bit more time and posted quite a bit.  I was hoping to make Marks top 50 for the month of December, but he didn’t post a December list, just a list for the year. Oh well, maybe next month.


All dressed up with no where to go

Joe Maddon didn’t use either of our starters.Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield watched batting practice. Neither pitcher took the mound during the game.

Yeah, I’d like to have pitched, but it’s an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” he said. “I’ll cherish it forever. It’s just awesome being in this clubhouse with the greatest players in the world and being able to partake in my first All-Star Game at 42 years old. (Tim Wakefield being quoted in the Boston Herald)

Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield sat on a float in the Red Carpet Parade. The 42-year-old knuckleballer was joined by his family.

At least Jay Bay, Youk and Paplebon got to play.  And they did us proud!!