Last week, we found ourselves wondering what the Red Sox plan on doing with their closer after the 2010 season. Jonathan Papelbon has blown a career-high six saves this season and is under team control through next season. Should they trade him? I don’t know how much they’d get in return for a declining closer who has an arbitration number that will be around $10 million for 2011. Should they keep him? He seems to have become a liability on the mound and the Sox have their next closer, Daniel Bard, waiting in the wings.
After attending Thursday night’s Red Sox-Angels game at Fenway Park, I’m now fully certain that Sox fans have had enough of the once beloved, Irish dancing Papelbon. A couple of friends and I sat in the bleachers, section 41, which is right behind the Red Sox bullpen. Here is a list of some of the more memorable things I heard yelled at Papelbon Thursday night during Boston’s 7-2 loss, many of which may or may not have come out of the our mouths: