Almost 4 months ago, the Red Sox won the World Series for the second time in 4 years.
Right at that very instant, Jonathan Papelbon grabbed his catcher's rear end.
Why? Who knows? I've decided that trying to figure out Pap does about as much good as trying to determine why Rakes can't go to the bathroom without taking his shirt off. I'm honestly concerned he'll be the only High School Jr. who has to go to the bathroom topless.
My team won the World Series; Pap could pants Tito at home plate for all I care.
Thursday the 14th, pitchers and catchers officially report. However, I've already heard reports that Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke, Craig Hansen, and Jon Lester are already in camp and ready to go. Which tells me one thing; they are ready to get started on defending the championship they earned last year.
So this post will be the last one I use a picture on from 2007; from here on out, any Red Sox pictures I put up will be from 2008. 'Cause if they're ready to move forward, then by God, so am I.
Unless I find a REALLY good one over at Kelly's that I haven't used yet.
Here's to 2008.
The Year Of The Beckett.