Jonathan Papelbon has been running their mouths at the Stadium today. While it's nice having the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium this year, it really is a shame that the Red Sox had to participate in the World Series last season. Something about Terry Francona using the home manager's office really irks me.
Anyway, onto Papelbon. He believes that he, not Mariano Rivera, deserves to be the last American League pitcher.
“If I was managing the team, I would close. … But I’m not managing the team,” he said today.While Francona using the office does bother me, at least he is all class and realizes what pitching Rivera last would mean.
I hope Papelbon gets shelled when he pitches. Hey, the Yankees aren't going to get to the World Series anyway.