Thursday, March 22, 2007

Yeah, Right

From "Red Sox will send Papelbon back to bullpen" (AP/

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jonathan Papelbon's conversion from closer to starter didn't last long.

Papelbon is heading back to Boston's bullpen to fill a major void, though he isn't doing it because an injury to Mike Timlin left the Red Sox without a closer.

"I haven't been sleeping well because there's been that feeling deep down in my heart that I wanted to close," Papelbon said after the Phillies and Red Sox played to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings Thursday.

(Bold type ours.) Yuck, who would want the glamour and higher salary of a starting pitcher? That would make me lose sleep for sure.