The Questions With Jonathan Papelbon

Red Sox Closer
July 16, 2006

What was yourwelcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
My first road trip [in Detroit last August] when the guys invited me to eatdinner with them at Morton's steakhouse. I snaked my way out of the bill. I hadto go to the bathroom when the bill came.

What is yourfavorite off-day activity?
Watching movies. Have you ever seen Joe Dirt? Great movie.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...
make the All-Star break a week long.

If I weren't inthe major leagues, I'd be ...
guiding hunting expeditions.

LAST WEEK
A 25-year-old rookie, Papelbon, who has an 0.59 ERA, saved his 26th gameagainst the White Sox last Saturday. He was headed to Pittsburgh for theAll-Star Game.

THIS WEEK
Boston hosts the AL West-leading Oakland A's this weekend.

PHOTOTOM DIPACE (PAPELBON ACTION) PHOTOCHARLES KRUPA/AP (PAPELBON HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)