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.