Jonathan Papelbon is rested and ready

At this time last year, Jonathan Papelbon [stats] was on the verge of finding himself in a peculiar place. On the final day of July, the Red Sox [team stats] closer was summoned to the boiler room of his residence, where manager Terry Francona made sure the impending acquisition of reliever Eric Gagne was not going to be a problem.
“I guarantee that was the first time Tito walked down Boylston (Street) in his uniform,” Papelbon said, “and the last.”
How life has changed for Papelbon.

bostonherald.com
7/30/08