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Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:34 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 2:36 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

New Phillies closer -- and former Red Sox closer -- Jonathan Papelbon has never been afraid to speak his mind. Thursday morning, he did so on a CBS radio affiliate in Philadelphia -- and it likely won't endear him any further to the Boston fans he left via free agency.

“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 (CBS Local). “The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played."

To be fair, it's tough to tell if an athlete is pandering to a new fan base when something like this is said, and he did say he enjoyed the Boston fans.

"I’ve had a guy take of his prosthetic leg and throw it in the bullpen in Boston,” Papelbon said (CBS Local). “It’s a religion. It’s a way of life. They 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. It got my motor running every day.”

So he wasn't attacking Boston or the Red Sox fans. Still, he did say Phillies fans are more knowledgeable and I can't imagine that sits well with Boston fans.

What say you, fans, was he right? Go ahead and vote, hash it out in the comments, whatever you wish ...



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Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

This is such a non-story.  Philly fans "tend" to know the game "a little" better.  That's "hardly" anything for anyone to get "too" excited about. 



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

86 years of being cursed hahaha nope you just sucked for 86 years hahaha oh man.




Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

Papelbon, you went from a city of morons, to a city of idiots.....all in all the same



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:45 pm
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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:43 pm
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Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:28 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

Papelbon is full of it



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:28 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

papelbon is playing politics with that reference, he knows like all of us most of the fans don't know the ins and outs of the game,they know its baseball and they are at the game supporting their team that they love dearly. philly fans are true as well as boston fans,both cities have had great teams and champions.papelbonis trying to fit in philly .



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:24 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

Dang, I hate to defend Sox fans being a Yankee fan, but that is truely a slap in the face. To say "The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better" is a joke. I hope he really was pandering to his new fan base.


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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:23 pm
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Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Papelbon: Philly fans know more than Boston fans

Wait until he blows a couple of saves.  Then he can see how the fans in Philly are.

The fact is there are alot of folks in Boston who get carried away with the game, just like in Philly. The difference in Philly is they get violent about it.

Paps is like another red Sox legend, Roger Clemens, he speaks without thinking and comes off sounding like a numb-nuts.


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