Further proof that this guy needs to be mic’ed 24/7, so we don’t miss a single minute of the awesome:

The Sox closer, in his own wacky way, tried to lighten the team’s concern over Ortiz’s left wrist injury with a postgame pronouncement that he, too, had an injury that required medical attention. The injury, he said, was to his elbow. His left elbow.

“The official diagnosis is ‘Elton John surgery,’ ” Papelbon said. “It’s all good, man. Just got to ice it. There’s no surgery needed for Elton John. It’s just kind of nagging, kind of like Elton John songs.”

Sox vs. Rays in just a few minutes. Meanwhile, we’re waiting for Barry’s call.