April Phools

Paps as Ruiz

There he was on the mound this afternoon, a day late for April Fools, making a relief appearance in the wrong jersey.  It was Jonathan Papelbon in to work the bottom of the 9th of the Phinal Phlorida spring training game, pitching more like he was Carlos Ruiz than his #58 self.  As I recall, Papelbon did the same thing at the end of last year’s spring training schedule, though with better results than today.  Cinco Uno gave up the cycle together with a walk, pitching more like Chooch than Paps, but nobody’s worried because “it’s only spring training”.  After all, how seriously can you take a game in which the Rays had their own #51 on the mound and a #51 at shortstop at the same time?  I miss spring training already …

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to April Phools

  1. doctuhdon says:

    How high did Chooch get on the radar gun ?

  2. No clue. Wasn’t at the game — only took a look briefly on mlb.tv.

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