A Little Something About Jonathon Papelbon
I came across an article from today's Nashua Telegraph. And it's all about Jonathon Papelbon. You remember him....that guy who comes trotting out of the bullpen in the ninth inning of games where the Red Sox have a lead, but not too big a lead. And if they're behind, he sits. If it's a Sox romp, he still sits. Such is the life of an elite closer. And we ALL know that's EXACTLY what he is. And aren't we lucky! Why? I'll tell you why. Jonathon Papelbon is in the Red Sox pitching arsenal. Quite an arsenal indeed. Other clubs are drooling over the combination of lefty/righty Okajima and Papelbon. So, I'd like you to read this, and I'd love your comments afterwards. At least until it stops raining, we all need something to do. So thank you Steven Krasner, of the Nashua (NH) Telegraph. Well done. Click on the title, my readers! You'll enjoy. I promise.
And why is it that there are no Hideki Okajima tee shirts available? WHY????? There are dozens of Daisuke tees and merchandise out there, but our "hero in the dark," as he's called himself, and I turned that into "the Darkman," remains just that. He has a sub. 0.50 ERA...he's a lefty who has been literally LIGHTS-OUT since his first batter. If I knew what to do, I'd start manufacturing and selling "THE DARKMAN...Hideki Okajima..He's Here To Eliminate Our Enemies" tee shirts. I obviously can come up with a better tee shirt slogan, but my point is this. HELLO OUT THERE. HELLO!!!!!This guy is the best lefty reliever in major league baseball. AND NOT A TEE SHIRT TO BE FOUND? Bad job! I can go to Japan and buy as many Oki Red Sox tee shirts as I'd ever want to own. But here? Here?? NOOOOOOOO. I just HAD to put in a little Belushi!
Please don't forget to click on the title for a geniunely heartwarming Paps article....and please leave a comment. I hope there is baseball today times two. Don't you? Now click! And email the Yawkey Way Store, or anyone who sells genuine Red Sox merchandise, and ask them this......"WHY NO DARKMAN-HIDEKI OKAJIMA TEE SHIRTS?" Be nice to them, for they might not know his name....a name that all of major league baseball and its fans will know well before the All Star break. Of that I am certain. And thanks so much. Now it's your turn...click away! Paps is waiting!! And so am I, for your comments! GO SOX! As always, thank you for reading me. You're the best! But you knew that!