Spanning the Web


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Earmuffs, kids! Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon has a new pitch, somewhat inappropriately dubbed “the slutter.” Soxaholix foresees Mike Mussina inventing a new pitch called the lingonberry, because “. . . they are the perfect complement to the meatballs he’s been serving,” while Boston Daily correspondent Jason Schwartz offers, “ironically for opposing batters, hitting the slutter is far from easy.” [Globe and Soxaholix]

Fall into the Gap: Scaffolding collapsed at the North Shore Mall this morning, injuring four Gap employees, with one woman going to the hospital with a minor injury. Except for the mall’s anchor stores, the mall is closed as OSHA investigates. [WCVB]

The T will go to Rhode Island, but not to Somerville: The MBTA and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation say that construction will begin soons on a long-delayed commuter rail station at TF Green Airport in Warwick. Planners say the station will open in late 2009, but imagining the amount of red tape between two state agencies and Amtrak has us skeptical. [Providence Journal]

That’s no way to set an example: A 17-year-old camp counselor may face charges after she allegedly assaulted a State Senate page. The page was clearly asking for it because he asked the counselor’s group to leave the chamber for being disruptive. [WBZ]