Relax, Dropkick Murphys. Pap Has A New Tune

Dropkick Murphys doesn’t need to worry. Jonathan Papelbon isn’t using “Shipping Up to Boston” as his closer’s music in Philadelphia anyway.

Lead singer and bassist Ken Casey told ESPN Music this week that Papelbon cannot use the song now that he pitches for the Phillies.

“That’s not Pap’s song,” Casey said. “That’s the (Red Sox) closer’s song.”

Casey’s comment blew up on the Internet, but the band said on its Facebook page the comments were a joke and not to be taken literally.

“What’s this we hear about us telling Papelbon he can’t use Shipping Up To Boston as his entry song?” the band wrote. “We would never do that! It was a joke, people!”

Papelbon signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies in November. He said last month he already had a new song in mind – something he planned to use in Boston before the Red Sox suggested the Dropkick Murphys hit. Papelbon reiterated yesterday he is keeping the song a secret until the pitches in Philadelphia, but hinted it is a hard rock song.

“It’s not 100 percent,” Papelbon said. “I’m not totally set with it yet. I’m still thinking about a couple.”

Casey, who is friends with Papelbon, is headed to Clearwater at some point this spring to help Papelbon decide.

Papelbon said Casey suggested changing up “Shipping Up to Boston,” swapping Boston for Philly, but it didn’t work for him.

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14 Comments

Reblogged this on vermontphangirl and commented:
Papelbon talked about this earlier in the season. How does something so “common sense” get so blown out of proportion?

Rocky theme would be but cliche. Philadelphia Freedom might be too soft. Motown Philly?

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Heard Papelbon on the radio this morning. He juiced about playing in Philly.

He says he’s got his song but nobody will hear it until the first time he pitches in CBP.

Has any closer ever used “Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights”? I think the guy who did that song was Pat Travers, or something like that.

Who is Pat Travers?

Do a smidgen of internet search and find out.

Dom Brown hurt his hand again? And they say he hurt it because he took a circuitous route to a fly ball and had to dive. I wonder if he is ever going to get it?

Aren’t these the kind of problems which are suppose to be worked out in the minor leagues? Reminds me of the fact that both Hamels and Kendrick having to develop an additional pitch was not caught until both had been in the majors for several years.

pherris: I did a “smidgeon of Internet research.” A baseball-reference search yielded NO RESULTS. Either his name is spelled wrong or it’s just plain made up.
You do some research now.

Muleman, a “baseball-reference” search for a musical artist, c’mon, dude!

Before he used “Shipping up to Boston” he used “Wild Thing.” He even went so far as to shave the back of his head to match Ricky Vaughn’s hairstyle from Major League. Wouldn’t be surprised if he went back to that song again.. it meets all the qualifications of what he just said.

muleman, you made my day…. I syill haven’t stopped laughing. lololololololololololool

I like Paps new intro “Man in the box”, by Alice in Chains!
Now what was JRoll’s intro song? I LOVED JRoll’s intro!

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