Does he know Derrick Jeter too?


Insufferable Red Sox fan and generally annoying know-it-all Bill Simmons referred to the Red Sox closer as John Papelbon in his most recent blog posting. Even Yankee fans who hate the Red Sox know that Papelbon’s first is Jonathan. The righty goes by Jon with nary an H in sight. As Yankee fans now know how to spell Mientkiewicz and Red Sox fans can’t even get the name Jon right, well, I leave the conclusions up to you.

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  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    What did it take, a week before Francona had to use Papelbon for a multi-inning save?

    Part of me thinks the Sawx don’t care about this guy’s arm long term, as long as they win this year.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Oh, and I lost complete respect for Simmons after the 2004 WS when he said that Keith Foulke’s heroics pushed him past Mo as the greatest postseason closer ever.

  • Jake. T

    As much as i hate the Yanks having to face Papelbon all year, I’ve gotta respect the guy, the way he blew three fastballs by Michael Young the other night was just scary.

  • http://riveravblues.com Mike A.

    Holy crap, did you see the clip of Gathright jumping over cars that Simmons linked to?