Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Picimg_mlb_feb_18_f942

The man who became famous for wearing a Bud Light cardboard box on his head has decided to sound off on his perceptions of the intelligence of Red Sox fans. Via Michael Silverman of the Herald comes this quote comparing his old and new fan bases.

“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 an interview with a Philadelphia CBS radio station.  “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 said.

Now, I'm not going to try to defend all Sox fans since a good percentage -- as with almost any fanbase -- can act pretty stupid. But the team he uses as a comparison is laughable. I know he's trying to endear himself to the Philly faithful -- and smart move on his part -- but to try to make Philadelphia fans out as smarter and better behaved than Boston fans is crazy.

Philly fans are notorious. The stories about applauding Michael Irvin's injury and throwing snowballs at Santa are well known. They once threw batteries at JD Drew. I mean, these are not Cardinals fans. 

And somehow Sox fans are insanely into the games but don't know the game of baseball? What were people doing while watching the games for decades? It's not like it's an action-packed sport where you tune in for the spectacle. If you follow baseball with any regularity, you get to know it pretty intimately. What else are we supposed to do when it takes 25 seconds for a pitch to be delivered?

But keep talking, Pap. I'm sure after a few months in Pennsylvania (or have you even gotten there yet?) and two weeks in Florida, you're in a position to judge.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jay Cutler to start again due to Jimmy Clausen concussion

Aldon Smith was reportedly drinking with Ray McDonald

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17 with injury

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans give LeBron a warm reception

Adam Silver: No NBA team is tanking

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Cutler is not the answer for the Titans

Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

JJ Watt's bloody face defines 2014 campaign

Dominic Raiola insists he didn't intentionally stomp opponent

Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in NFL history

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

FSU sends recruit 75 reasons to play for Seminoles

Dale Earnhardt Jr., girlfriend wear great Christmas sweaters

Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Don't mess with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

Darren Sproles' wife Michel fires back at Eagles critics

Steve Smith expects 'couch quarterback' criticism

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Yankees pay for education of slain officer's children

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

BYU, Memphis fight after bowl game

FSU sends recruit an eccentric pitch

Brandon Marshall unloads on Raiola

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17

An appreciation for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab touchdown celebrations

D-Wade: Heat fans should cheer LeBron

Niners OT asked Te'o about fake girlfriend

Sproles' wife fires back at Eagles critics

Game of the week: Lions vs. Packers

'Manny' is the must-watch documentary about Manny Pacquiao

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.