Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, accompanied by his  wife Ashley, shows off his World Series ring to a hostile crowd during a Red Carpet Parade that passed by Radio City Music Hall. Papelbon was loudly booed for initially saying that he, rather than Yankee legend Mariano Rivera should close the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium.
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

Picture's Worth a Thousand Unnecessary Fighting Words
Pap's Gripes About Gotham City May Not Ring Totally True
Closer Was Showing Off Series Ring Along Parade Route

Just a Thought... Maybe Leave Your Wife at the Hotel If You're
Going to Bait Yankee Fans in New York City
Globe: Closer Is Over New York Ugliness
Video: Papelbon on Parade: 'I'm Starting to Cool Down'

"Not getting shot." -- Jonathan Papelbon when asked what he was thinking about along the All-Star parade route in New York City last week

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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