Found March 08, 2012 on
Jonathan Papelbon is losing fans from the Boston area by the minute. But at the same time, the right-hander is quickly gaining a stamp of approval throughout Philadelphia. Much of that stems from Papelbon's recent comments comparing the two 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 told 94WIP's Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team. "The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played." Needless to say,...

Jonathan Papelbon says Phillies fans know baseball better than Red Sox fans, Sox fan once threw prosthetic leg at him

Jonathan Papelbon was one of the many faces of an era of success in Boston. If there is one thing Phillies fans don’t have to worry about with Papelbon as their closer, it’s how he will respond to pressure. Having been the closer for the Red Sox during their World Series run in 2007, Papelbon knows how to pitch with some of the most rabid fans and arguably the most rabid media...

Papelbon takes shot at Red Sox Nation

During an interview with a Philly radio station, the former Boston closer ingratiated himself to his new fan base by arguing that Phillies fans are more knowledgeable about baseball than Red Sox fans.

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 months. ''The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball...

Jonathan Papelbon's New Phillies Entrance Song Could Feature 50 Cent, Boyz II Men, WWE Theme Music (Videos)

Now that Jonathan Papelbon has shipped down to Philadelphia, he'll be looking for a new entrance song. Not only has Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys stated that he doesn't want Papelbon keeping the band's famous "Shipping Up to Boston" -- which became a staple in Papelbon's Fenway Park entrances throughout his seven years with the team -- but it wouldn'...

Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Claims He Was Misquoted About Jonathan Papelbon, Discussion of Closer's Song Was Joke

Days after stating that Jonathan Papelbon could not use "Shipping Up to Boston" while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dropkick Murphys are trying to clear the air. The band released a statement on their Facebook page claiming that lead singer/bassist Ken Casey was misquoted during an interview with ESPN. "What's this we hear about us telling Papelbon...

Top 10 reasons why Jonathan Papelbon slagged Boston Fan in comparison to Philly Fan

10) After a couple of weeks in Clearwater, clearly qualified enough to make a decision9) Since Philadelphia is in the National League, they have to know about bunts, pinch hitting, and all of those other things that only super-intelligent people can comprehend8) That much exposure to Dan Shaughnessy over the years will, in fact, make you stupider than that much exposure to Howard...

Papelbon says Philly fans are smarter than Boston fans

New Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon compared Philadelphia fans to Boston fans, and the City of Brotherly Love apparently win in his eyes. Papelbon appeared on a local Philly radio station and had this to say: Philly fans “tend to know the game a little better” than fans in Boston He continued on saying that

Bats quiet as Phils fall 10-3 to Astros

Papelbon was one of the few effective Phils today. (AP)The Fightins suffered a tough loss on Wednesday, scattering only 3 runs and 5 hits against the lowly Astros. Phillies pitchers struggled to keep the Astros off the basepaths, surrendering 10 runs over 15 hits and allowing six walks. Vance Worley was tagged for 2 runs and 4 runs were dropped on Pat Misch, 3 unearned. Dontrelle...

Jonathan Papelbon fires away at Red Sox fans

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...

Jonathan Papelbon: Phillies fans are smarter than Red Sox fans

This Philly fan who just tipped over this car recently graduated at the top of his class at at the University of Oxford. It’s fine that you left us for the Phillies in the offseason; we didn’t want to have to give you a horrible contract like the Phillies did. But dissing Red Sox fans after years of loyalty from us? Classless. In a radio interview he decided to diss Boston fans...

Dropkick Murphy's guy changes tune (Still wears kilts)

From The Guy From The Dropkick Murphys Would Like You To Know He Didn’t Really Say Jonathan Papelbon Couldn’t Use His Entrance Music Yesterday, ESPN Music(?!) reported that Ken Casey, vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys, did not want Jonathan Papelbon using his old entrance song. That song, "I'm Shipping Up To Boston," is reserved for the Red Sox...

Watch Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee and Shane Victorino watch March Madness on an iPad

I can't tell if they're really in to the game, or if they are wondering if they need to upgrade to a New iPad. We all knew that Shane Victorino was now a Hollywood star. After a brief cameo on TV a few weeks back, Victorino joins Jonathan Papelbon and Cliff Lee for a March Madness comercial. March Madness Live Promo from Lauren Shannon on Vimeo. produced...
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