Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Mel Stottlemyre's boat named "MO IN THE 9th"

True, but if he hadn't had "Mo in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th" the boat might be sitting in dry dock. I gratefully attribute the item about Mel's boat to a blogger/proprietor of "Mo in the 9th," which is on the MLBlogs roster. In his bio Michael Law says:

Friday, April 13, 2007


Advent of defining Rivera as "the Godfather"

"If Papelbon’s healthy, he may not only be the closer the Sox have searched for over the past four decades (From the article, "Anticipation Envelopes Boston on Opening Day," by Jerry Beach)

The media has focused a great deal on Papelbon since 2006. Anyone can check this out for themselves. They've avoided the reality about Rivera--you can look at the MVP and AL Cy Young voting award results if nothing else in 2005 and 2006. Most of the times Rivera's name has been mentioned in 2007-other than the #42 Jackie Robinson anniversary or spring training contract comments--have been in connection with reports about Papelbon and Papelbon himself saying he wanted to emulate Rivera. I'm documenting this for historical reference as I do many other things.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007



April 3, 2007 -- "EVERY eye in the house honed in on Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning yesterday and that was totally understandable.
From Joel Sherman's column, the NY Post, 4/3/07, "'Pen Cushion."

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