Friday, November 11, 2011

Goodbye, Sweet Prince

If this report by Jim Salisbury is true, then this is a sad day for AB4AR.  Jonathan Papelbon was one of my favorite Fraud Sawx whipping boys, maybe THE favorite.  And now my opportunities to bag on him for being overrated and a choker and a phony and an asshat will be much fewer and farther between.

But I'll always have the memories.  The C-Grand home run off Papelbon in the 10th inning on April 6th, 2010 that helped seal the series for the Yanks.  The Marcus Thames homer on May 17th.  The absolute meltdown of a blown save in Game 3 of the 2009 ALDS against the Angels.  This picture:

So many good times.  So many...

/tries not to cry

So adios, dickhead.  It's been fun.  Watch out for the batteries in Philly when you blow a save.  Can't imagine those fans will be quite as fahhgiving as the fans in FACKING BAHHHHHHHSTON!!!!

Spring Training Dates Released

- Pitchers & Catchers: February 19th, 2012

- Position Players: February 24th

- First Full-Team Workout: February 25th

Mark your calendars and book your flights if you're interested in going to Spring Training this year, people.  There are the key dates.  If you're lucky, maybe you'll get a picture of Soriano smiling during one of the workouts.