According to poster Brad, by far a more reliable news source than the New York Times, WEEI is reporting that Theo will either later today or tomorrow break the news that the Sox medical staff has changed its opinion about whether Jonathan Papelbon can close or not. Apparently, his arm is strong enough to continue closing out games.
Cue the Unsolved Mysteries update music and imagine I'm speaking in Robert Stack's voice: And now we have this coming across the wire: John Henry insinuates strongly that Papelbon will be the closer. Either that, or they have traded for disgruntled star Mariano Rivera.
If true, and I must emphasize that only 10% of precincts are reporting, this is very good news for the Sox. Not so good for the Yanks.
Update: I'm not sure about this, but I think Gordon Edes might be calling me an idiot. "Another website took at face value a joke made by Sox chairman Tom
Werner about the Sox already knowing who their closer was -- IT WAS A
JOKE, KIDS" Anyway, Edes says nothing's changed regarding the closer situation in Boston...So...Psyche!