'Until it was reported on an obscure website'
interviews Papi about his hospitalization and mentions how the story first broke on an 'obscure website.'
So obscure that Dan's eating dust by writing about it two days later. Anyway, it's a good column, sympathetic to an athlete who gives his all and truly cares to the extent he stresses out and lands in a hospital. You gotta love Papi even more. But don't you get a sense of posturing atonement in reading Dan's column after his 'disgraceful'
cheapshot piece that questioned Manny's injury and dedication? An open apology would have been better. ...
FYI -- I'm not going to try to outdo Carpundit's Sox scoop. But I do have interesting off-field intelligence to pass along. A friend who regulary sees Manny away from Fenway says Manny has been extra diligent this year about working out, partly to strengthen his knee. The knee had been bothering Manny since around the All-Star break, my friend said. Just prior to his now publicly known knee problem, Manny was noticeably limping a bit but still playing, he said. You gotta love Manny even more. ... Just passing along the info (very reliable, in my book) for those who may still think Manny is pulling a 'hammy.' ... Disclosure: I work for that
has more on Papi and cites Carpundit. ... Favorite Ortiz line: "I heard it was all over the place and sometimes people worry about your situation. ... I don’t want to go back to Boston and have people freaking out." Freak out? Bostonians? Over Papi and all things Sox? Do you think so? ...