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Rocket Surgeon

Jonathon Papelbon offers up his insight about Boston Red Sox fans in a bizarre stand-alone quote with little context on an AP feed:

“The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball,” Papelbon said in a radio interview with Philadelphia’s 94-WIP. “The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played. I’ve had a guy take of his prosthetic leg and throw it in the bullpen in Boston.”

It’s such a shame when one doesn’t appreciate a gift until it is gone.

15 replies on “Rocket Surgeon”

Someone ask him to identify a single Philly sports star who left that town on good terms with the fan-base. I try to avoid gross stereotypes – really – but Philadelphia fans are pretty much at the bottom of my list. Having said that, I’m always happy to see anything related to the Sox dumped on :)

I’m a kinder and gentler krueg this season…so I figured I would make sure.
That felt good.
I have class tonight and will miss the Yanks vs Sox spring training classic. Damn it.

You know it won’t last…I try and be calm but I am an emotional fan.
As a testament to my sickness, I blew off class to watch a fucking preseason game.
I am sick.

It’s often a pretty fun sickness, though, zee baseball.
You’re a prince, krueg. Just a super-cool dude. You’re not fake; it’s nice. Most popular yfsf member? I dunno, the gerb would do pretty well too…

I am much more disturbed gerb by the fact that you posted THAT photo yet again. It’s one of the most annoying photos I’ve ever seen and I thought it was finally gone forever after he left Boston.
Mariano broke three bats in a drama-free inning yesterday. A small part of me will whither and die with every inning I watch him this year. Sniff. Sniff.

Thanks Devine but AG is the prom king…and IH is Yoda.
I’m just a clown. YFSF jester maybe?
I am playing roto fantasy this summer with some dudes through work so maybe my baseball IQ will grow exponentially this year? Maybe I even embrace the sabremetrics???
Not. ;)

CSN looked good too IH…it’s a little disturbing that the bats are still so silent. I have watched a few games, and I think I’ve seen about 10 hits and maybe 2 runs.

I’m with you, IH, I can’t bear to think of the future. Thank goodness I got to see Mo, because you wouldn’t believe it just to read it, how impossibly cool that cat is.

Definitely re: Nova krueg — threw a little of everything and had a serious curveball and change working. I can’t get worked up about hitting in spring training. Guys are just getting their grooves back, trying little tweaks, etc. The only thing I worry about in the Spring is injury.
I’ve never been to a Spring Training game. My grandmother on my wife’s side is an absolute Yankee fanatic who lives in Florida during the winter and spring so she and my father-in-law make pilgrimages to games regularly. One of these years I’ve got to join them.

I went to one when I lived in Tampa in ’01. I got to see Bernie and Tino. It was booooooooring. It also rained in the 4th inning.
I never went to another one. It’s a cool little stadium and I went to the Yankee store in there many times but it’s a lot of loot for crappy baseball and scrub lineups.
Maybe a late spring game would be OK when guys are playing almost a full game?

These writers are ridiculous. All they want to talk about is Pineda’s lack of velocity.
I’ve watched two of his starts, including yesterday and the kid looks great? His slider is sick, his change-up is coming along and his ONLY low-90’s fastball gets on hitters QUICK. The kid is going to be fine. Leave him alone.
That is all.

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