Catcher Doug Mirabelli got a police escort from the airport, changed into his uniform in a car and made it to Fenway Park just in time to fill his unique role as personal catcher to knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
i saw on espn earlier that it took him fourteen minutes to get from logan to fenway. 6:48 he "de-planed" at the airport, and at 7:02 he was at the ballpark. brilliant.
then, i caught a post-game interview with big papi, and they asked him about mirabelli's return, and with this big grin he said, "aww, it woss great. he came in tha locker room, and we woss all over heem, hogging heem and telling heem we meesed heem."
i freaking love these guys.