King of the mound, lord of the dance
Perhaps the most fun running subplot of the Red Sox charge through the playoffs became the dancing antics of All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Papelbon delighted fans after the Sox clinched a playoff berth in the regular season by doing an Irish jig -- in spandex -- on the field after the win.
The closer, who pitched flawlessly in the post-season, promised fans he would dance if the team won it all. And he didn't disappoint.
(Steve Silva / Boston.com photo)