Todd Zolecki: Why the $58 extra in your contract?
Ruben Amaro: – laughs smugly -
Paps: That’s a good question. You’re going to have to ask Cinco Ocho that question. I had nuttin’ to do with that. I can give you his phone number if you need it.
That sound you hear is Roy Halladay beating Papelbon with a leather whip.
Papelbon is, of course, speaking about his alter ego, Cinco Ocho, who apparently didn’t attend the press conference. Boston columnist John Tomase once described him thusly:
He makes the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World look like a monk. He strikes equal fear in opponents and teammates. He combines the terror of Jaws with the mystery of Nessie. He is Cinco Ocho. And he is the Sphinx, the pyramids, a column on Easter Island — an enigma that is oft seen, but little understood.
Yeah, I hate myself a little already.
After the jump you will find a little insight (video) into the mind of a blogger, as I was recording my screen during the presser and began Tweeting the quote before Cinc Paps could finish saying it. Also, Dropkick Murphys. Because Paps loves the Dropkick Murphys.*
*He did say he would change his entrance music. Minor victory there.
And just for good measure, Professor Amaro:
Hop it for the video.