Sunday, July 19, 2009

Subway Squawkers break some political news, thanks to Jonathan Papelbon!

Jonathan Papelbon might not only be the Red Sox most despised by Yankee fans, but his controversial comments on President Obama are getting some national attention, thanks to Subway Squawkers!

The other day, I wrote about how he told radio host - and friend of the Squawkers - Larry Milian on Andy and the Amigo that he preferred the Playboy All-Star Game parties to meeting President Obama. This story got picked up by the big political site Politico.com, with writer Ben Smith suggesting that the Sox closer is "hard to impress."

The site Newser.com also wrote about my story on Papelbon - and featured it on their main sports section right next to Tiger Woods. Sports site MVN.com also picked up the story.

Anyhow, Larry Milian had me on his WFTL radio program yesterday afternoon to talk about the controversy. I told Larry that while I'll give Papelbon points for candor and honesty (a ballplayer in his 20s like him probably would be more impressed by Playboy than the president), it still was a silly thing to Papelbon to admit. But then again, if Papelbon didn't say silly things, I wouldn't be able to call him Cinco Dopo!

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