Papelbonfire. Case Closed.

Papelbonfire

Steve Kurth, Illustrator Answers

(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration / Steve Kurth, Illustrator Answers)

Joke's On Foulke
Enter Jon. Texas Gone. Case Closed.

Let's Try Foulke in the 8th, Papelbon in the 9th
(Stick with It Tito)

“I don’t wake up in the morning and go to the grocery store and celebrate that I’m a closer. I’m a Boston Red Sox. I want to win a World Series. That’s all I’m here for… We’re working on stuff… the other day I felt better. I was lacking a little control… we’re just gonna keep building… I’m going to play the hand I’ve been dealt, just going to deal with it… I’m not going to put that much thought into it. I just bust my tail every day, keep improving… oh well.... [Francona told me] I could be throwing the ball better. Papelbon is throwing the ball great. Do as you’re told… Team comes first. We've got to do what’s important for the team, not for me.” -- 4.5.06, Keith Foulke

“We talked to Foulkie before the game. This is probably the only way we would have done that. If Josh went seven, Timlin pitches the eighth... I wasn’t comfortable having a game of consequence and not having one of the guys who’s probably throwing as good as anyone in game have a say so in the outcome… I think Foulke is going to be outstanding. I don’t think right now he’s [Foulke] at 100 percent, throwing his pitches where he needs to and part of my responsibility is to get him there. And also win games at the same time. And we’ll do that.” -- 4.5.06, Terry Francona


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Beckett barking

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