Over at Sons of Sam Horn, one person starts the "Game" thread and as long as the Sox keep winning it is considered good luck for that person to start the next game thread...until the Sox lose. A few of the other posters there asked me If I would start up the next Game thread. I was honored and gladly took up the challenge...with what I think is the worst of my Lord of the Red Sox stories.
I had this image in my head of Papelbon walking over to Gagne and just saying WTF Dude! Okajima had also become such a key member of this team, I had to add him to a story. So here it is...
Two games up on the Yanks...with Three to go.
MIN: K. Slowey (4-0, 4.57)
BOS: D. Matsuzaka (14-12, 4.48)
"The Lord of the Red Sox" Mojo presents...
Close the Door
Scene: Fenway Park Bullpen. Tito has called a meeting of the entire pitching staff.
Tito: We have to win two of the next three games to take the AL East. I know we can do it. I feel real real good about our chances. So here is the game plan. Dice, I just need 6 strong innings out of you..no more, no less.
DiceK: I can do that.
Tito: Okie, I’m gonna need you to lock down the 7th for us.
Tito: Gagne, the 8th is yours.
Gagne: Yes Master, Precious will do as you ask.
Tito: Paps you will wrap it up for us.
Papelbon: Can do Chief.
Tito: Ok lets do it…
(As everyone is leaving…)
Papelbon: Hey Gagne, got a second.
(As Gagne comes over, Paps grabs him and slams him against a wall)
Papelbon: I don't know what's gotten into your head. But we need you to come through for us tonight.
Papelbon: If you screw this thing up tonight. I'm gonna show you first hand what we did to the gators that stumbled into the bullpen back in Louisaina. Are we clear?
Gagne: Yesss, Precious would never do anything to hurt the Red Sox.
Papelbon: Good, now lets WIN this freakin thing!
(and they did)