Wednesday, August 17, 2005


This isn't supposed to be some clever thing about Papelbon. My friend Brian called me, telling me that Al told him about this site that does real life recreations of video games, including Paperboy. But it is funny how that picture of the Paperboy looks like Papelbon, and his name starts with "Pape." So maybe I will call him "Paperboy" after all. But I don't like it as much as "Mini-Papel," which is kind of a reference to the fact that there's "Big Papi," making Papelbon "Little Papi," which I change to "Mini-Papel" since Minneapolis calls itself the "Mini Apple" (get it, Minne Apol?) because it's the New York of the upper midwest. And when he's bad, he could be "Papel Suicide." Which is a reference to a band me and Pat were in when we were 15, "Papal Suicide." Or he could be Todd Van Poppel-bon. (Or Eric Van Poppel-bon?)

Anyway, here's the link to the Paperboy recreation. I think the truck-driving "paperboy" isn't in on the gag, but Chan is skeptical.

If you've never played Paperboy, you won't think this is very funny. You need chawcolatey Quik-Time, I guess.

There is a Sox/Yanks blog that is saying from unknown sources that Manny has been tested weeks ago and it will be announced that the test was positive for steroids. BS!! I'll grab their addy and be back. Jere, your thoughts....... how can they get away with such shit??
the rivals.blogspot. Here's what the entry said (Hope this isn't too long).........Monday, August 15, 2005

Say It Ain't So
Well kids, this weekend I got word from the underground that Manny has tested positive for steroids. The reason that it hasn’t been on ESPN or in the papers yet, I’m told, is that it’s still in arbitration. (Raffy and the other shooters went through the same pre-announcement arbitration ordeal. In fact with Raffy I think it lasted almost a couple of months.)

Maybe it’s a hoax (perpetrated by a Sheffield fan no doubt!) or maybe it’s true and Manny will somehow prevail in arbitration so that it never comes to light. But if it IS true – and this DOES come out in the open – then we’re about to experience Mannygeddon. Perhaps the saddest commentary that I can offer you is the fact that the prospect of Manny on roids does, indeed, seem plausible. Not as much as a bunch of other guys I can think of doing roids, but… Manny Being Manny will take on new meaning.

So let’s pretend this IS going to happen, and allow me to pre-empt the vultures with the following points of reason. (Then I won’t have to write about it if it actually happens.)

To Manny:

- But if you juiced, this time I AM going to be mad at you, bro. (As mad as one can be at Manny!) So please do this for me: Be a Giambi. Don’t be a Raffy-Sheff-Bonds. Admit wrong-doing, beg for forgiveness, apologize to RSN. Weather the storm, and then we can all move on.
- PLEASE don’t pull the old “I have no idea how human growth hormone could have snuck its way into my enchilada” routine. SPARE US the indignity.
- I wonder if this is why you wanted to leave Boston two weeks ago. Because maybe you didn’t want to be around when the poop hit the rotating blades. Hmmm…
- Stay positive. Stay focused. Don’t get down on yourself or on the fans when they boo you. And next time just say NO.
- You’ve got the best teammates in the world and a pretty understanding coach. Listen to them!

To Fellow Sox fans:

- The saddest thing of all will be accepting the fact that the “sweet swingin’ days” of Manny Ramirez may have been juiced. If that’s the case, load up on Zoloft and Paxcil and Tequila. And call your fellow Sox support hotlines because we’re all gonna need to help each other through the crisis with some Manny-therapy.
- Yes, this will be a sad day in Sox history, but not as sad as any of those tough losses in ‘03 or ye olde 20th century. This is an hombre-made problemo and the hombre will just have to take his deserved darts of poison for a while. So will the team and the management.
- We as fans don’t have to take any darts. We didn’t inject the juice (we just drank the kool-aid). So don’t take any junk from people. Draw a line in the sand!
- Don’t despair the ’05 season. If Manny broke the rules, he broke the rules. We lose him for 10 days, he comes back, we win it all. Let’s not let the team get down and let’s keep pushing forward in his absence.
- In your saddest moments, remember the TROPHY!! Fire up the ’04 DVD!! Woo woo!!
posted by The Rivals at Monday, August 15, 2005 2 comments
I'm afraid that some random blogger who got their information "from the underground" isn't enough to make me take this even remotely seriously.
That someone wasted time writing advice to Sox fans on how to deal with it is comical. I won't be holding my breath on this one
I'm thinking the same way. It just galls me that idiots like him/her post it on their supposedly serious blog.

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