Spring Is Here


"We’re the world champions, and we’re going to play like it."

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  • Papi looks like he slimmed down. That’s good news for my fantasy team.

    John - YF February 19, 2008, 5:03 pm
  • Could be just the absense of bedazzlers.

    Dirty Water February 19, 2008, 5:50 pm
  • F#%K YEAH!
    Sorry, that’s the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that picture.

    LocklandSF February 19, 2008, 6:11 pm
  • Wow, he almost looks smaller than Josh Beckett!

    Lar February 19, 2008, 6:28 pm
    and yeah, Big Papi now looks like Medium Papi. er… maybe he just laid off the arroz con pollo. (fingers crossed)

    no sleep til brooklyn SF February 19, 2008, 8:53 pm
  • But I have to admit recent developments are unsettling to me. Yankees with imminent clubhouse lines drawn, relying again on a patchwork rotation, Arod already paid. Manny and others at API, Schilling = Buchholz, Lester looking mahvelous. Gagne GONE. Why, the last time I felt this confident about the Sox chances was, oh, last.. year..
    never mind

    Dirty Water February 19, 2008, 11:36 pm
  • Did Ortiz really lose weight or is that just the picture?
    Even his face looks thinner in that particular photo.
    Svelte Papi?

    SoxFan February 20, 2008, 12:50 am
  • Looks like Papi’s head photoshopped onto Coco.

    CT ball fan -SF February 20, 2008, 7:10 am
  • The picture matched up with that quote means that suddenly I can’t stop smiling this morning. Eight days until the first game!
    Also, I’m going with NSTB and calling him Medium Papi. He’s lookin good, especially with the new hairdo too.

    Atheose February 20, 2008, 8:02 am
  • GQ: Are you willing to concede that Boston, my favorite team, is the superior organization right now?
    Michael Corleone: No, I will never concede. They’ve got a lot of talent, and you’ve done very well the past few years, but let me put it this way: I don’t think you guys wanted to play us in the ALCS. So I will concede nothing. I think we’re better than you.

    A YF February 20, 2008, 10:22 am
  • On paper, I would have certainly preferred to face the Yankees over the Indians last year. I just don’t like the added tension that comes with it being not on paper…

    Devine February 20, 2008, 10:38 am
  • The bedazzlers are on Papi’s back pockets. Gonna hurt like hell when he slides.
    On the other hand, I saw this picture and I immediately thought of this: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/cover/2002/jinx/00s/030501lg.jpg
    And that turned out to be not so good. (p.s., another name absent from MR.)

    I'mBillMcNeal February 20, 2008, 10:40 am
  • I love how SOME Yankee fans can’t help but constantly accuse Papi of juicing, class class class. There were so many fans on sites like NYYFans and LoHud that said, flat out, if Papi wasn’t in the MR is was by default an invalid report.
    Sour grapes.

    LocklandSF February 20, 2008, 11:39 am
  • Lock, there are @$$holes everywhere.

    I'mBillMcNeal February 20, 2008, 11:52 am
  • And you know, what? Any @$$hole can see we’ll never know who juiced and who didn’t. So why even bring it up? I’m sure SOME Sox fans think Jeter’s mom was breastfeeding him PEDs.

    Anonymous February 20, 2008, 11:57 am
  • Papi looks good…not good for us!!!

    krueg February 20, 2008, 12:01 pm
  • Carl Crawford on Manny, more good news…
    “Carl Crawford spent about 2 months working out at the API institute in Arizona:
    “Who did I see?” Crawford said. “Oh man, guess what? Manny was there. He was working hard too. Manny might have a big year this year, watch out for that. He’s working hard, it surprised me. Something must be going on.’’”

    LocklandSF February 20, 2008, 12:15 pm
  • The gift that keeps on giving! GQ Interview with Little Stein, regarding the Red Sox…
    “They’ve got a lot of talent, and you’ve done very well the last few years, but let me put it this way: I don’t think you guys wanted to play us in the ALCS. So I will concede nothing. I think we’re better than you.”
    He needs his own reality show, I would never miss an episode.

    LocklandSF February 20, 2008, 12:29 pm
  • Lockland, that’s not even the Little Stein you think it is. That’s the quiet one, Hal.

    Nick-YF February 20, 2008, 12:32 pm
  • Wow, if true that’s a rare mistake by Rob Bradford, I can’t find the actual interview. My apologies.

    LocklandSF February 20, 2008, 12:39 pm
  • you can find it linked at Bronx Banter (which is linked on the side here)

    Nick-YF February 20, 2008, 12:40 pm
  • Oh, man. I much as I’m going to enjoy the Brothers Steinbrenner, I really, really feel for you NYY fans. That’s just not right. First you get Sterling and Waldman. Now you get the Stein boys. Ouch.
    (But I agree with his statement. I DIDN’T want to play NYY in the ALCS. As phlegmatic as NYY looked against Cleveland, it would have been a different thing against Boston, no doubt.)

    I'mBillMcNeal February 20, 2008, 12:43 pm
  • anybody know when the HR (Hank Report) is coming out?
    some other teams the sox didn’t want to face in the ALCS are….the ’27 yankees, the ’67 reds, the ’85 bears, and the ’72 dolphins. fortunately none of these teams made the ALCS last year either.

    sf rod February 20, 2008, 2:44 pm

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