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Storyline: The “What Is a Phillie” Answer

Jonathan Papelbon didn’t know that the Phillie in Philadelphia Phillies is not a filly: a female horse under four years of age, a young woman or a girl. But who would expect the closer to know what happened here over 100 seasons ago? Yet, if the local media questioning number 58 had the facts, why didn’t they reveal them during the interview? Despite a Tarnished Clubhouse...
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Barring trade, Phillies' Papelbon on way to becoming best closer in franchise history

Friday evening, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon retired the Nationals' lineup in order to secure his second save of the season, 108th save as a Phillie, and the 327th save overall of his career. For 4,303 days, Jose Mesa has held the Phillies' record for most saves in franchise history, 112....
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon: I wants to enter Hall of Fame a member of Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon’s life, career and reputation changed forever after the 2011 season.   Papelbon left the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a bumpy ride ever since despite the veteran closer still getting the job done between the lines. Papelbon made noise before Wednesday’s game at Citizens...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon: I don’t feel like a Phillie, I’ve never been embraced here

Before he made his first appearance of the 2015 season, Jonathan Papelbon managed to figure out a way to get Philadelphia fans to turn on him. How? By saying he has never felt like a Phillie. “The Red Sox are a part of who I am, man,” Papelbon told Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing a four-year...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wore Carlos Ruiz’s jersey for some reason

For the second straight year, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wore the jersey of his batterymate Carlos Ruiz when he took the hill for the Phillies last game of the spring at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Mr. Papelbon, you’re an odd man. For the record, the jersey swap didn’t exactly do too much for Papelbon. He faced six Rays hitters in the ninth inning, retired just...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jonathan Papelbon Headed North Of Border?

Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos was in attendance at a Spring Training game this week. Not surprising, right? Except it wasn't one in which his team was participating. Anthopoulos was behind the plate at a Phillies-Yankees game—presumably to scout disgruntled Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon. The Jays have previously hinted at an interest in the former Red Sox closer...
Via FenwayNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon: ‘Of course’ I’d welcome return to Red Sox

  This embed is invalid   " /> Never say never, right?   While it seems unlikely that Jonathan Papelbon will ever return to the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies closer isn’t closing the book on a potential reunion. “Of course, yeah,” Papelbon recently told’s Rob Bradford when asked if he’d welcome a return to the Red Sox. “Of...
March 18, 2015  |  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...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Papelbon want to be traded to contender?

The hot news out of Milwaukee isn’t the fact that the Phillies took three straight from the team that entered their series with the best record in the National League. No, it is the fact that Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly stated his desire to play for a team in contention before the end of the month. His quotes and post game actions are captured here by Ryan Lawrence: After...
Via Phillies Nation
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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