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Papelbon needs a new entrance song

Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:25 pm
 
Jonathan Papelbon

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Jonathan Papelbon will not be shipping up to Boston anytime soon -- as the band the Dropkick Murphys say the new Phillies closer can no longer use their song as his entrance music.

Dropkick Murphys bassist and singer Ken Casey told ESPN the band doesn't want anyone other than a Red Sox closer using the song.
"He can't use 'Shipping Up To Boston,'" Casey said. "That's a Boston song. One of the Philadelphia radio guys suggested 'Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya.'

"And I have to get with the new Sox closer [Andrew Bailey] to let him know he can use 'Shipping Up To Boston,'" Casey adds. "That's not Pap's song. That's the closer's song."
Of course, as Deadspin noted, it's not a song that belongs complete to the Boston band, since the words were written by Oklahoman Woody Guthrie. According to the ever-accurate Wikipedia, it's also used by the Philadelphia Flyers, among other hockey teams, during their games.

It's not unheard of for a band to ask a closer not to use their music. After John Rocker made his infamous comments disparaging immigrants and homosexuals in 1999, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French asked that the then-Braves closer cease using the song "I Wanna Rock." He didn't and he was never the same. Phillies fans better hope the "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" isn't Papelbon's version of Sampson's hair.

So, what song should Papelbon use? Well, there's "Sailing to Phialdephia" by Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" and Hall and Oats' "Fall in Philadelphia." But in the end, there's probably only one real choice:



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Since: Mar 9, 2012
Posted on: March 9, 2012 8:40 pm
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

Send in the Clowns


mingloopok
Since: Mar 7, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:24 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:57 am
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

If Papelbum starts with his fist pumping, it's guaranteed that one of his teammates will get hit for it.  Once Jonathan blows a 2 run lead and loses the game at home maybe to the Braves or maybe to the Mets, the fans will sour on him and say a whole bunch of things about him on Philadelphia Sports Talk Radio.  He wasn't worth 4 yrs $50 million.  He's not Mariano Rivera period.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:37 pm
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

Oh yeah, and the Dropkick  aka S**KD***K  Murphys     SUCK!!!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:36 pm
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

For Pappelbum , It's Raining Men sounds about right. Lol
Dang.  You got on that one quick....

hmm entrance song...how about anything by Boy George



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:38 pm
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

For Pappelbum , It's Raining Men sounds about right. Lol



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Papelbon needs a new entrance song

Pappy, use the Boyz II song, it has a catchy beat. Plus, it will calm your ass down on the mound. A soothing song, no pressure 

DON'T CHOKE 


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