Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jonathan Papelbon prefers Playboy party to president

I now have one degree of separation from a Red Sox. Yikes!

Larry Milian, South Florida sports radio host and good friend of the Squawkers, got to interview Jonathan Papelbon during the All-Star Break. And, as usual, the Red Sox closer had a lot to say.

Here's what Papelbon - aka Cinco Dopo - said in his appearance on the "Andy and the Amigo" show on Fort Lauderdale's WFTL Sports (640 AM):
  • On President Barack Obama's appearance at the All-Star Game: "It was fun, man, it was fun. I enjoyed the parties more than the president, to be honest with you." Papelbon said that the Playboy party was the one he liked the best. But he also said "it was good to have the president" at the game "to kind of rejuvenate the midsummer game classic. But overall, it was great."
  • On Obama's first pitch: "I thought it was all right, man," he said. "He didn't spike it and he didn't throw it to the backstop. I thought it was halfway decent."
  • On Joba Chamberlain: "Joba is going to be great really at whatever he does." He also called him "a perennial All-Star type pitcher."
  • On the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry: "It's intense because they're in our division and we're fighting against them year after year," he said. "But the whole rivalry thing, the whole Babe Ruth and ghosts," Papelbon said, "that's all media-driven."
  • On Ray Halladay being on the trading block: "I don't think he's going nowhere."
  • On Tim Wakefield not getting to pitch in the All-Star Game: "My first All-Star game, I didn't get to throw either," although he acknowledged that he was a rookie then, and Wakefield is, well, not!
What do you think? Leave us a comment!


Anonymous said...

Someone else made the comment the other day that it must be a slow news day because all you can do is rip on the Red Sox - obsess much? My, how the tables have turned....

Anonymous said...

It must be a slow day in Skankeeland because you've got nothing to b*tch about except the Red Sox. Go crawl back under your rock with the rest of the Skankees and keep your mouth shut unless you've got something positive to say.

Paul from Boston said...

Anon #2 - may I suggest the same thing?

Anonymous said...

These may be the least asinine Papelbon comments ever.

Anonymous said...

I just read on that the Angels are the #1 franchise, not just in baseball, but all sports, in their Ultimate Standings ranking. Hmmm, where does that leave the Skankees, somewhere other than #1, oh well I guess you can't buy them all!

Anonymous said...

I am a Red Sox fan through and through, and all the Red Sox fans I know think Papelbon is an idiot.

Doesn't mean he can't pitch, but the kid ain't bright, you know?

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Papelbon is a moron.

Anonymous said...

Papelbon was correct, that Playboy party was legit. id rather meet twenty women in body paint then shake the hand of the president for 5 seconds. but hey thats just me. plus if papelbon didnt bring his girl he would of had a shot with all twenty at the same time.

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