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Can Jonathan Papelbon catch Mariano Rivera?

When discussing the best closers of the modern era one name leads every list: Mariano Rivera. Trevor Hoffman, Joe Nathan, Francisco Rodriguez, and Billy Wagner are part of the next tier down but are short the dominance over many years of the guy above them. Some of their tickets to the Hall of Fame will likely be regular-priced admission rather than induction ceremony. One guy who...
Via The Sports Post
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Umpire suspended for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon after pitcher grabbed himself (vid)

Major League Baseball announced in a press release issued Wednesday that umpire Joe West has been suspended for one game without play for initiating contact with Jonathan Papelbon after he had ejected the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher during Sunday’s game with the Miami Marlins. After West ejected Papelbon, the pitcher and umpire argued, with Papelbon blocking […] The post Umpire...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For 7 Games For Grabbing Crotch At Fans

Jonathan Papelbon made a big mistake as he did this to fans.  Seven games is a lot considering the season is almost over and it was over for the Phillies in July. Jonathan Papelbon was booed off the mound and in response, he grabbed his crotch at fans. And in bigger response, MLB slapped him with a 7 game suspension.  He also got a fine for that, an undisclosed amount of course...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon's Gestures Aside, Umpire "Cowboy" Joe West's Behavior Is Unacceptable

#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon...
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon crotch grab on Philly Daily News back page

Just in case there were any doubt about whether or not Jonathan Papelbon made a deliberate crotch grab towards the fans who were booing him, the Philadelphia Daily News ends the argument. Just remember … Papelbon said that he didn't do the crotch grab intentionally, but was adjusting himself after having trouble with his supporter […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Ejected For Grabbing His Crotch At Fans (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon couldn’t take the booing fans.  As he was walking back to the dugout, Jonathan Papelbon decided to show who he really is. And because of this, he was ejected. Definitely not a classy move by him but who can blame the fans. [BSO] The post Jonathan Papelbon Ejected For Grabbing His Crotch At Fans (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon ejected for crotch grab at fans (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon was ejected from Sunday’s Phillies-Marlins game after doing a crotch grab gesture to the fans following his blown save. Papelbon entered with a 4-1 lead but allowed four runs to surrender the lead. As he was walking towards the dugout after recording the final out of the inning, he reacted to boos from […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Gets Ejected For Grabbing His Junk At Booing Phillies Fans

Jonathan Papelbon is no stranger to booing Phillies fans, but this is probably the first time they’ve ever caused him to get ejected from a game. After surrendering four runs and the lead in the ninth inning Sundays game against the Marlins in Philadelphia, the Phillies reliever was tossed after grabbing his crotch on the way back to the dugout in response to booing hometown fans...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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