April 19, 2006

SUPER BON BON IN A WALK:

Red Sox Nation tunes in: Readers suggest songs Papelbon can close to (Matt Kalman, April 19, 2006, Boson Herald)

More than 1,100 readers e-mailed the Herald with suggestions for Papelbon’s potential new intro tune, and AC/DC was by far the most popular band.

No fewer than seven of the band’s tunes were recommended at least once, and its song “Thunderstruck” won the popularity contest by a wide margin. [...]

Ed Valauskas, bass player for local band The Gentlemen, was among several respondents who said a good choice would be “Super Bon Bon” by Soul Coughing because of the lyrics and word play.

“It’s easy: ‘Super Bon Bon’ by Soul Coughing,” wrote Tim McIntire. “Not only does it have part of Papelbon’s name in it, but the chorus says it all: ‘Move aside, and let the man roll through . . . let the man roll through.’ Combine that with a sick bass line - it’s the perfect song.”

The funny thing is, he'll be in the rotation by the end of June.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2006 8:36 AM
Comments

Hanley Ramirez looking pretty sweet for the Marlins: 1.027 ops.

That's just about double Alex Gonzalez's, for those scoring at home.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 19, 2006 2:05 PM

Find a GM who'd trade you Beckett & Gonzalez for Ramirez, who's the worst fielding ss in the majors [though Jeter is giving him a run for his money]:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/fielding?seasonType=2&sortOrder=true&split=82&groupId=8&season=2006&qualified=null&sortColumn=fieldingPct

Posted by: oj at April 19, 2006 2:09 PM

When Hanley is on the all-star team and Mr. April is on the dl come July it'll be ugly at the Fens.

Gonzalez is only slightly above avg fielding-wise, and you have to catch a helluva a lot of grounders to make up for a .528 ops, esp when the guy you're traded for has one over 1.000.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 19, 2006 4:23 PM

Above average vs. worst in the majors is hardly even a comparison.

Posted by: oj at April 19, 2006 4:26 PM
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