OK, maybe a little bit of hyperbole there, but Nationals fans are already salty at Jonathan Papelbon for taking the number 58 and leaving Nats legend Doug Fister to switch his number to 33 like some kind of loser. It definitely doesn’t help that his reputation precedes him – and they’re pissy that Drew Storen isn’t closing anymore – but Washington Post was already able to grab a bunch of tweets of people being all mad at Paps just for wearing the number he’s always worn. Papelbon compensated Fister for the number switch, as players often do, but this should be a fun ride for him.
We should tell them about “Papelbum.” Do you think they know about “Papelbum”? It’s pretty clever. Check some of the salty Nats tweets after the jump.
@Nationals not impressed with anything i'm hearing or seeing about this head case papelbon
— YMS (@yvonison) July 29, 2015
— LiberalDrinker (@LiberalDrinker) July 29, 2015
— Anthony Gargano (@AddictedtoDD) July 29, 2015
— Melissa (@mash831) July 29, 2015
@Nationals this is bs. Fister is a million times better than paplebon in terms of over all effext
— Mgm♎️⚾️ (@Mgm_13_) July 29, 2015
@Nationals first drew now this. Hasn't even pitched one game and most fans are pissed. Smooth move. 😡
— Lucipurr (@OhMyLucipurr) July 29, 2015
@Nationals why would you take Fister's number and give it to Papelbon? 😰 I call treason… Papelbon should have to change his number. Vets win
— Kc (@kshep11B) July 29, 2015