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Jonathan Papelbon is gone to the Phillies. I have mixed feelings. About.comBaseball listed Pap as number 1 on its site of free agent relievers, and with good reason. Despite his bad ending in 2011, he had 30-plus saves for the sixth consecutive year. The only Sox reliever that he really can be compared to is Dick Radatz in the long forgotten days of the early 60's. When the Monster, as he was called, would come into a game, he had an incredible look of confidence. If it weren't for Radatz, some of those Sox teams would have had trouble winning 60 games. In the 1963 All-Star game, for example, he fanned Willie Mays, Dick Groat, Duke Snider, Willie McCovey, and Julian Javier.When his fastball went south, so did he, but Dick, who died in 2005, will not soon be forgotten. Pap was a bit different. His look was one of defiance. He seemed to be daring the batter to get a hit off him. He was saying, in effect : "Don't even think about hitting me, you s.o.b. I'm going to...
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