Well that and once he sits down with Matt Ruth, breaks down video of his swing and grows a 70's porn mustache.Yes. But donning the Pinstripes adds 20 feet of distance to fly balls, and 45 feet of distance to throws from noodle arm outfielders. It's scientifically proved ®
That article has some interesting nuggets about Ortiz and Pedroia:Papelbon keeping busy in his garden these days.
“Back when I played, I tried to really explain to him the benefits of it,” Papelbon said (12:45 in player above). “When you are under that much stress and under that much travel and you’re grinding your teeth away at night.
“I tried to get (Ortiz) to understand that when you can recover quicker, you’re gonna be better for the next day. I tried to always explain that to him, man. Early on in his career, all he would say is ‘You crazy a– white dude. You redneck crazy, man!’”
“Early on in my career when the doctors really weren’t getting evaluated and looked at and checked upon, pain pills out the wazoo,” he said. “No good, bro. I’ve been down that road. That is a horrible road to go down. I felt like every offseason I was in withdrawal when the season was over. This is a terrible thing. With cannabis there is none of that.”
Papelbon said he switched over from pain pills to cannabis about halfway through his career, around 2009 or 2010.
“I started to realize that this train couldn’t stay on the tracks. Ambien at night – Pedroia will tell you about Ambien, that guy will take an Ambien and lose his mind,” Papelbon said. “Look, cannabis has been on this Earth for as long as anybody can remember. It’s an all natural thing.”
Good for him. He's had success there, he's getting paid; I hope he's happy and keeps pitching well as long as he can.Daniel Bard is rumored to have signed a 2-yr $19M extension with the Rockies, which is weird given that he's one of the top relievers on the trade market.
Shame he couldn’t ever keep himself on the field with us. When he was able to play he was awesome.Jed Lowrie DFA'd https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/08/as-designate-jed-lowrie-select-cal-stevenson.html
He had a nice bounce back last year after a couple of injury-plagued years, but it looks like that was the last hurrah. He's struggled this year at age 38.