Papelbon: You can't KO me

With second chance at Yanks, closer proves he doesn't stay down for long

Updated: May 19, 2010, 1:58 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- The day after giving up ninth-inning home runs to Alex Rodriguez and Marcus Thames, the sun did not come up for Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, despite what the cliché says. But that's only because when Papelbon awoke Tuesday morning in his New York hotel room, the Manhattan skies were dumping rain.

"All that matters," Papelbon said Tuesday afternoon, "is it came up in my brain. And it did."

That ability to recognize that he would live to pitch another day -- despite ...

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