Friday, December 21, 2007

Me and Youk and a Dog Named Boss.

Here we go again...

It wouldn't be a Red Sox World Series win without a final out baseball controversy. (I guess it's better than that other controversy surrounding a certain dynastic team.)

Jonathan Papelbon is claiming that his dog Boss (pictured) ate the ball used in the final out of the World Series against the Rockies. According to the Hattiesburg American, Papelbon said, "He plays with baseballs like they are his toys. His name is Boss. He jumped up one day on the counter and snatched it. He likes rawhide. He tore that thing to pieces."

That's strange. He knew that his dog liked to play with baseballs and left the World Series baseball just sitting on the counter!

Sheila Papelbon, Thom's regular (seriously) and Jon's mother said, "That boy ain't right in the head. But, he means well."

When asked what punishment the dog received, if any, the Red Sox closer said, "I hit him on the snout with my glove which he caught in his mouth and chewed to pieces like it was leather or something. It's a shame because that was the glove that I used when I threw the ball that was the last out of the World Series. So, I grabbed one of my cleats and dang it if the same thing didn't happen. So then, I took him to be neutered again."

"Boss used to have quite a bark", Sheila added. "But, since this second neutering he just sits around and mumbles to his sons. It's sad really."

What's Gong Om at Thom's

The holiday parties continue to invade the New Towne saloon that is Thom's. Last night Gareth and the boys brought by 100's of suited imbibers that rocked the bar till the wee hours of this morning.

But that should be nothing compared to the crowd we get for the record setting game against the Dolphins this Sunday at 4pm. The Pats are trying to set the all-time record for wins to start the season against the team that has said record, the Miami Dolphins. The wayback machine has been set to 1986 and "Squish the Fish" will be heard to Houston St. Just for added measure I've been wearing my Celtics hooded sweatshirt that I won for raising money for JV hoops in 1986. It's got to work.

Me and you and a dog named Boo,
Travellin' and livin' off the land.
Me and you and a dog named Boo,
How I love bein' a free man.
-Kent Lavoie

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Can I Get an Amen?

I got this from Josh, a regular at the bar:

from eric wilbur's Boston Sports Blog on

Since Game 5 of the
ALCS, your Boston teams (Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots) are a combined

Take away the Bruins, that record is 41-2, which is eerie in itself.
Not to get all Biblical on you, but let's read from the Book of Isaiah,
shall we? Chapter 41, Verse 2, reads: “Who has raised up from the east someone
to whom the Lord gives victory with every step he takes?”

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.