The Herald had this cool picture of Papi and a newly-minted couple in a Japanese hotel lobby:

He was just walking along the lobby, headed to the stadium, stopped to chat and then stopped to pose. Then he chatted some more, nice guy that he is. Seemed like he didn’t want to leave.

Meanwhile, we practiced getting up at 4:30am this morning, tossing back a few brewskis and Cookie Crisp, and readying the big puffy Red Sox hand. All systems go for tomorrow, my friends. All systems go.