Best part of spring training? Quotes like this one from the Papel-Bot, as reported by Amalie:
“Spring training’s always fun,” Papelbon said. “Spring training is a time to relax, at the same time start getting ready for the season. I always get excited. Just on the way down here, you know, driving and stuff, you think about what happened last year, going out there and doing it again. You turn the radio up loud. You cruise. It’s always a fun time of the year for me.”
And as a public service announcement, if you ever happen to find yourself on a Florida highway with Paps doing 110 behind you, carelessly tossing spent vodka bottles onto the blazing tar while fist-pumping to Sabbath’s “Hand of Doom,” just pull the f@#k over and let the man get to camp. Please.