Philadelphia RP Papelbon praises Phillies fans
Jonathan Papelbon has already endeared himself to Phillies fans
without throwing a meaningful pitch.
Papelbon, the former Boston Red Sox closer, had high praise for
Philadelphia fans, even though he’s only been with the team a few
”The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston
fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of
baseball,” Papelbon said in a radio interview with Philadelphia’s
94-WIP. ”The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better,
being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played.
I’ve had a guy take of his prosthetic leg and throw it in the
bullpen in Boston.”
Papelbon signed a $50 million, four-year contract with the
Phillies in November, the richest deal ever for a reliever. He was
a four-time All-Star in seven seasons with the Red Sox, and helped
them win the 2007 World Series title.