(Screencap from the Scoop)
It's not news, but I want to reiterate here that the Papelbon Scoop is a thing of great majesty.
I am just catching up on some of the recent episodes I missed today, and I am taking particular delight in the interview with Kevin Youkilis from June 20. As he had with Tavarez (another can't-miss installment), Jonathan is interviewing Kevin Youkilis about who the sexiest guy is among the pitchers on the team. Youk brings up Lenny DiNardo and is reminded he is no longer on the team. Guess somebody had a crush.
Also, Youk pretty much let slip that he reads Surviving Grady, as he is sure to point out to Jonathan and the cameraman that he's got a beard competition going on with Todd Helton.
But by far the high point of this particular Papelbon Scoop is the moment Jonathan just happens to casually drop in there during the pitcher-sexiness conversation with Youk that, and I quote, "Obviously, you know, Beckett's not going to be on your list..."
Not with that shirt, he ain't, anyway.
Youk: "We got some ugly starters."
Jonathan: "I would agree with that."
You'd think that wouldn't quickly be topped, but it was, with the next episode from July 5, with the following quote: "Well, you know, uh, when I'm out there pitchin', it's not Jonathan Papelbon pitchin', it's Cinco Ocho pitchin'...Cinco Ocho doesn't know how to control himself."
So you know how some guys have a nickname for their genitalia? Jonathan Papelbon has a nickname for his awesomeness.
And someone over at FSN definitely has the right idea.
Unfortunately, I know Cinco Ocho was the one tagged with the loss last night, in another extra innings bullpen buster. I hate that this series against the Tigers is reminding me of the Oakland series in early June, and I hate that it seems whenever we play a halfway decent opponent we get whupped. As I type Daisuke has given up his first home run since (guess what) the Oakland series on June 5. I hate that it was hit by Garry Sheffield.
But I still love me some Jonathan Papelbon.