Remember the other day when I said Jonathan Papelbon wasn’t an idiot after making his comments about not ruling out the Yankees on SIRIUS XM Radio? Well, never mind that. I gave him too much credit.
In an expletive-laden tirade relayed to us by WEEI.com, Papelbon made his stance crystal clear. Read the entire thing for full effect. Here’s a sampling:
“I just think that when people hear what I said or people read what I said sometimes they can only see certain things. I want to make that clear, I don’t want to go (expletive) play for the Yankees,” Papelbon said.
“Believe me, I’ve got a ring here and I’m playing for a manager and general manager who are going to protect me. I’ve been on a team in baseball who has been in first-place more than any other (expletive) team in baseball. It’s just a simple fact for me that what I was stating that guys nowadays don’t necessarily get the opportunity to be with a team for a long period of time.
”Do I want to be with the Red Sox for as long as I can? Of course. There is no question about because I know I’m playing a manager and general manager who are going to protect me and to me that’s all that matters.”
Keep in mind, he isn’t a free agent until after the 2011 season. This is the kind of talk you hear when a player is about to reach free agency. What a clown.