Papelbon Questions Philadelphia’s Desire to Win

EDS NOTE: LEWD GESTURE - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon gestures to the crowd after giving up four runs to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. Papelbon was ejected from the game. The Marlines won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)
The man who made Joe West look reasonable speaks again. Courtesy of, closer Jonathan Papelbon, who was traded earlier this year from the Phillies to the Nationals, and was also apparently born without a filter, said the following about his time with the Phillies:

“I was one of the few that wanted to win. I was one of the few who competed and posted up every day. Other than that, that’s all I view an athlete or a baseball player on. I don’t have an regrets, no.”

He even places blame on the bat boy. 

The rest of the guys on his team? Who knows what they wanted to do. Knit? Start a band? Oh, Nationals. He’s your problem now.

Click on the link above for more deep thoughts from the mercurial closer.

7 thoughts on “Papelbon Questions Philadelphia’s Desire to Win

  1. p.s. I can’t believe you beat me to that pic….I literally had a t-shirt made with that pic for the game where Hamels no hit the Cubbies. Obviously, Paps wasn’t required that day and so neither was my shirt.


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