Stuff a Sock in it

We like our athletes semi-dumb and semi-crazy, to a point. Semi-dumbness means they do this. And this. But it also means they go on the record and say things that are sure to inflame. Like Jonathan Papelbon just did. You take the bad with the good, I suppose. But this Sox-Rays thing just won’t end well if the players keep it going foolishly, and two teams in the hunt just can’t afford for stupidity to facilitate injury. A Bill Lee situation is in the cards if this stuff keeps going.

Terry Francona should take his closer aside and tell him to stop talking, pronto. Enough already.

4 comments… add one
  • They should suspend Papelbon, since he hit the same amount of people Joba hit, but got suspended for it.

    Lar June 13, 2008, 4:48 pm
  • yeah, hopefully this will all be over…right after bartlett or gomes is helped off the field.
    as for the joba comparison, papelbon doesn’t throw at heads. wish i could say the same for joba, kyle, and latroy.

    sf rod June 13, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Have the Yankees become so irrelevant that the Sox vs. Rays is the new rivalry??? The world no longer makes sense. What’s next, Republicans and Democrats working together to better our nation instead of the pursuit of further lining their pockets???

    krueg June 13, 2008, 5:01 pm
  • I don’t know what Joba or suspensions have to do with this, frankly.
    The issue here is that the idiocy between the Sox and Rays took care of itself on the field (somewhat idiotically) and MLB dealt with it after the players dealt with it. Why Papelbon has the urge to fan flames and keep this going is beyond me, it’s just plain stupid. Do some managing, Tito, lest your closer do something antagonistic and potentially dangerous. Francona needs to get this situation out of the press and shut his player up, and immediately.

    SF June 13, 2008, 5:04 pm

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