I couldn't help but notice that people are going around loving Papelbon. Not only that, but they are charmed by his big ol' country boy-ness and his apparant uncomplicated personality.
Once Papelbon hits a rough patch, and he will, that might change. The same people that love him today and are tickled by his drawl will be doing Grady Little-like impressions of him on the WEEI Whiner Line. What was once a sweet lummox will then be a stupid hick who can't help his team. Mark my words.