Cliff Lee Photobombs Jonathan Papelbon on MLB Network

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Before last night’s game, Jonathan Papelbon was a guest on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk. He, as usual, was an outstanding interview and provided some great one-liners about his entrance music (might hear some P.O.D., too), his condo, and the time an opposing fan threw a prosthetic leg at him. But, without question, the highlight was Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick photobombing Paps as he was trying to do the not-so-serious interview.

Look at this:

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As you can see in the video, their location, in direct view of the camera, wasn’t by accident.

A few quotes from Papelbon:

What is your closer music going to be (asked before the game)?

“You know what, man, I’m tinkering I’m coming to come out to something different tonight. I got a little Marilyn Manon or some P.O.D. I don’t know, I just got to tap into Cinco Ocho. He kind of tells me what to do.” 

What has been the first thing you have purchased since the new big contract? 

A penthouse here in Philadelphia. “

Top floor? 

“No, actually I’m right below Cliff Lee. He’s making a little bit more money than me, so…”

Do you want to hit?

“If I get an opportunity to go up there and hit, I’m just going to swing ass to ass.”

What’s a tougher park to pitch in, Citizens Bank Park or Fenway?

“I’m going to go with Citizens Bank… the flower beds got me the other night, actually. Charlie come up to me after the game and said “welcome to the club.” 

Craziest thing that’s ever happened with opposing fans in bullpen? 

“I’m sitting in the bullpen one time, this guy takes off his prosthetic leg, and he wants me to sign his leg, he chucks it in the bullpen at me when i’m trying to get ready. I just kicked it to the side.”


Papelbon also talked about jumping in the shower with Hunter Pence. You can see it all in the video here.

H/T to CB contributor and friend Matt Hammond and his blog, Thoughts In Passing, for the find


20 Responses

  1. i would have rather them signed cuddlheyer & a closer on the cheap

  2. Papelbon reminds me of my TBC baseball days when Mr Kennish would put in E-Bird to close it out against Calvery. We were good team 🙂

  3. Not a big fan of alter-egos in athletes. but he’s a pretty good pitcher and he’s a funny dude

  4. Lets be honest. It is time for Amaro to get blame for this disaster. He is great at making trades but brutal otherwise

  5. still up in the air on this guy…although no doubt about it that intentional talk show is terrible. Why those two have a job is beyond me.

  6. What good is a $50 million dollar “closer” on a team that never leads in the 9th inning?

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