What a Papelboner

Of all the excuses in the book, Jonathan Papelbon has the most cliché.

His dog ate it.

The baseball used to record the final out of the Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series sweep was shredded to pieces by his bulldog, Boss.

Apparently, a counter top is a fine place to keep a souvenir from one of the biggest games of your career.

Papelbon struck out Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Seth Smith to polish off a World Series victory on Oct. 28th, throwing his glove in the air while catcher Jason Varitek slipped the ball into his back pocket. Tek gave the ball to Papelbon a couple days later and the rest is rawhide.

I wonder how much it will go for on eBay when it resurfaces 10 years from now...

[Hartford Courant] | [] | [SOX & Dawgs]


Anonymous said...

You nailed it! There's no way his dog ate it. Who would leave a world series-used baseball on their counter? It just doesn't add up.