The Baseball Desert

Friday, March 17, 2006

Jonny: be good

The Joy of Sox points us in the direction of a piece in the Globe on Jonathan Papelbon.

Papelbon may or may not be the second coming of Roger Clemens, but he seems, for the moment at least, to have his head screwed on right and an attitude that will take him far. The kid had the potential to be huge, but he knows that his true value can only be measured as part of a cohesive unit:
"Yeah, I want to start," Papelbon says. "That's what I think I'm best at. But we've got guys who can do that.And if we've got guys who can do that, and we're winning ballgames, then I don't want to start."
Add a #58 t-shirt to my merchandising wish list.