I bet the most “free-spirited” pitcher to wear a Red Sox uniform since Spaceman Lee is wishing he’d never kicked up his heels after clinching the division title. An encore was demanded after the Sox clinched pennant, when Papelbon added a pair of diving goggles and a cigar to the routine. Now, Boston’s mayor is demanding that the closer perform at least once more, at tomorrow’s parade:
“He promised the people he would do the dance,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said today at a press conference at City Hall, “and he will do the dance.”
And it should be noted that while the Associated Press is usually quite meticulous, the headline going out with this article isn’t quite accurate:
PAPELBON TO WEAR DANCING SHOES FOR TUESDAY PARADE
The AP should know by now: when Paps dances, he kicks his shoes off.