Papelbon talked about this earlier in the season. How does something so “common sense” get so blown out of proportion?
Lead singer and bassist Ken Caseytold 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…
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