Jonathan Papelbon: Phillies Fans 'Tend To Know The Game A Little Better'

Ouch, Pap. Somehow, after being with the Philadelphia Phillies for only a few months, ex Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon claims to know the ins and outs of Phillies fans as well as he knew those of the Sox and had this to say.

"The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball," Papelbon said. "The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played." (via WEEI)

Papelbon, arguably the best closer in Red Sox history, compiled 219 saves in seven season in Boston before signing a five-year, $50 million contract with Philadelphia this past offseason. Pap talked about his decision to leave the Sox.

"It was a situation where the Red Sox didn't really come at me the way I was expecting them to come at me in the off-season," Papelbon said. "And I told my agent that the first team that shows me interest and shows me loyalty, I'm going to show that right back to them, and that was Philadelphia." (via WEEI)

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