Sep 4, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT
If he wants to avoid going broke, that is:
Jonathan Papelbon’s slow play once again drew the ire of Major
League Baseball, which fined the Red Sox closer today for taking too
long to deliver a pitch for at least the fifth time this season, an
infraction incurred Tuesday night.
The league fined Papelbon $5,000 for a failure to comply with a new
rule designed to increase the pace of games. Papelbon vowed he would
finally adjust to the rules while not allowing them to change his mound
Sox games are plenty long enough when Papelbon isn’t screwing around like this, so I hope the fines finally start to have some effect on the lad.
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