ABC – Former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon took a shot at the Fenway faithful Thursday, telling a Philadelphia radio station that Phillies fans “tend to know the game a little better” than fans in Boston, who he said were “a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball.” Papelbon, who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent after spending six seasons as the best closer in Boston history, made the comments to a CBS radio station in Philadelphia when asked to compare the fans in the two cities. “It’s a religion [in Boston]. It’s a way of life,” Papelbon said on 94WIP’s “Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team.” “[Fans] come to the field and they expect certain things out of players. … It’s an environment where you put up or shut up. I enjoyed that. That’s what got my motor running every day. … I’ve had a guy take off his prosthetic leg and throw it in the bullpen in Boston and want me to sign it.” Papelbon continued: “The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played.”
Welp, there is it folks… your old buddy Jonathan Papelbon says you’re dumb. He makes it seem like fans from Boston are all meatheads that just want to fight and do barbaric things. There are defeinitely those fans out there, but to say that Phlly fans are smarter and know the game better because they are a National League team is just stupid. Papelbon is a tool and I can’t wait for Andrew Bailey to out-save him.