Saturday, September 30, 2006

Great Papelbon News...YES!!

This from today's Globe, and then a comment from me. I always have to get a word in, eventually....

"Having thrown 20 pitches, mainly fastballs, off a mound Tuesday ("nice and fluid, with some movement," Francona said), Jonathan Papelbon threw off flat ground yesterday and should throw to hitters today.
"Strong as can be," Papelbon said. I can go into the offseason having a clear conscience, knowing I can push myself."

Peter here. And WE can go into the early stages of fall knowing that Jonathon is OK, ready to go, and able to return to the rotation healthy and ready to thwart opposing batters as if they held toothpicks instead of bats. But his exact role with the club, starter or reliever, is a "still to be determined" issue. As it should be right now. There is no other closer. Not one who can dominate with a one run lead. NOT YET. And until the club does something about that, and right now Foulkie has a long way to go to step into those shoes, Paps is our closer for next year. Stay tuned. Right here. ALL WINTER LONG. Oh, and by the way, I am predicted 3 major Nor'easters, with snow in excess of 15 inches and winds and tides a factor at the shoreline, for this winter of '06-'07. And that forecast is for New England, southern and central New England, mainly Connecticut, Mass. and Rhode island. Keep it here. Every day. I need ya!

12 Comments:

At 9/30/2006 1:36 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

When will Your Weather Prognostication Site be set up, or is this it?

Mine will have postseason coverage followed by humor, tales of snarkiness & such & then, it's Baseball @ Fenway, Shea & "The Bronx Toilet."

Nevertheless, Peter, the Most-Entertaining Red Sox Blogs, do delve into other subjects as well.

 
At 9/30/2006 2:16 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

We have to, don't we? But the weather? It's all mine...your opinions welcome...but you live in the Big Apple..there is a warming effect about being near those big buildings. They raise the temps. It's called the "heat warming effect." Or something like that. The buildings hold in the heat. I'm in the woods.....and frequently I make no sense whatsoever...but I try! Be well. And thanks for bein' there! And I just slayed everybody on full tilt poker dot com. The cards, in no limit hold 'em, were just so nice. And then when I was ahead of everyone, it gets soooo easy to bluff. BYEE.

 
At 9/30/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm good!

 
At 9/30/2006 4:13 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Well thank goodness. At least that's one worry laid to rest for the offseason.

So, Pap is good. Now, let's either get Manny to quit whining and stay, or find ourselves a great hitter to back Papi up.

 
At 9/30/2006 4:34 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

i had it(the surgery)today at freakin 6am and i am home now and it hurts like hell.

 
At 9/30/2006 6:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

OK....Kaylee...FEEL BETTER!!! Jess, glad you're here....and, oops...nobody else....but thanks for being here as always.
OOOHHHH...ML....have a great night..no Petey...wow!

 
At 9/30/2006 6:41 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Fenway baseball tonight at yawwwnnnn...7PM. I will write, as always, tomorrow. Miss ya all.

 
At 9/30/2006 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did see the Tavarez play in the post-game show, and i thought that his postgame conference was even better. He pronounced Pedroia ten different ways, and seem really pissed. funny Stuff, though. Pap's my boy, thank god he's ok.

 
At 9/30/2006 11:08 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Pedro:

Torn Rotator Cuff;

Under The Knife this week;

Out 8 Months;

See him in July, '07.

 
At 9/30/2006 11:10 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& you take care, Kaylee:

Feel Good.

 
At 10/01/2006 6:36 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Might be the end of Petey on the mound. I wish him the best, but we should be glad he went elsewhere.

 
At 10/01/2006 6:37 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Might be the end of Petey on the mound. I wish him the best, but we should be glad he went elsewhere.

 

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