Jonathan Papelbon doesn't have a problem with the length of Sox-Yanks games. Check it out:
“Have you ever gone to watch a movie and thought, ‘Man, this movie is so good I wish it would have never ended.’ That’s like a Red Sox-Yankees game,” Papelbon said. “Why would you want it to end?”
Asked about having to potentially watch a movie in 30-degree temperatures, the closer offered a solution, simply saying, “Bundle up and drink beer.”
I'm going to confess something I've never had the courage to admit to my hyper-masculine friends: Braveheart was two battles too long. Also, William Vollmann needs an editor, and if you're watching a movie that's over three hours long, you're generally dealing with an overindulgent director who could have cut a lot more. Paul Thomas Anderson's best movie is probably the one that was just a little under 2 hours.
We're getting older here at yfsf, and I think I speak for all of us when I declare that Yanks-Sox games need to be shortened. After all, the longer these games go, the shorter out lives will be. Who can handle 4 straight hours of stress 19 times a year?! These past ten years have likely taken ten years off my life. I was looking forward to those diapered years.
So how do we correct the situation? Any ideas?
3 replies on “Papelbon never wanted “Braveheart” to end”
Hire Dusty Baker and Bruce Bochy as managers. They’ll play washed up veterans who can’t hit and the games will go faster.
I’m becoming the “Party of No” around here…I disagree yet again!
I LOVE the long games between our two fine updstanding ballclubs. The regular season is so long that sometimes a May game between the Yanks and the Royals is so BOOOOO-ring…but Yanks vs Sox is hardly ever boring. That game last season that was what, 15 innnings long??? Amazing. I have no problem with the long games. It’s bigger than normal regular season games…
I’m 46 and I like the long games (though I would shorten the breaks between innings).
I always say: If you want a 2:45 game or a 3:00 game, then watch for 2:45 or 3:00 and turn the set off (or leave the park).