First thought: So... it is Steinbrenner, but I wouldn't call him benign.
Seriously? It is good they know what it is, but... from how it's been hitting him I would say this is a bit more south of benign. Closer to Annoyance or Slight Discomfort, maybe all the way towards Ouugh, God Help Me!
"I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips, that's fucked up. That ain't my fault. It would seem to me that waitresses are one of the many groups the government fucks in the ass on a regular basis. Look, if you ask me to sign something that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it, put it to a vote, I'll vote for it, but what I won't do is play ball. And as for this non-college bullshit I got two words for that: learn to fuckin' type, 'cause if you're expecting me to help out with the rent you're in for a big fuckin' surprise."
In a word: No. Papelbon went to Francona and practically begged to be the closer again. There are no more plans to move him to the rotation; he's going to be the closer around these parts for the next decade.