So, now, Jonathan Papelbon is saying that his pregnant wife, Ashley, didn’t feel safe riding in the red carpet parade for the All-Star Game (on Sixth Avenue) because they were showered with insults from fans along the route.
Toss out whether or not the media set up “Papelbum” and he was wrongly put in the crosshairs for his recent remarks about who gets to close the All-Star game.
Do you think that, if this parade had been in Boston, and Alex Rodriguez had his daughters in the car with him, or, Derek Jeter had his mother and sister in the car with him, that the Boston crowd would have made those ladies feel comfortable? If Papelbon was truly concerned about his wife’s feelings, he should have left her at home.
It’s not very complicated Jon. Know your history. Know the surroundings of the moment. And, do the math. And, don’t act like you were some little lamb and his family who were dropped into a pack of wolves…and now want people to feel sorry for you.
This whole situation was more a result of you, Mr. Papelbon, than anything else.