Friday, April 19, 2013

Phillies Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon: Obama Is Out for Our Guns

From Politico:
The pitcher, who came to prominence during his run with the Boston Red Sox (including as the team’s closer during their victorious 2007 World Series run), spoke with CSN Philadelphia and said, “Today’s day and age has gotten so crazy. Shoot man, Obama wants to take our guns from us and everything. You got all this stuff going on; it’s just a little bit insane for me, man. I’m not sure how to take it.”

Papelbon got on the topic after he was asked about the explosions at Monday’s Boston Marathon (he used to live near the site of the blasts). He called them “surreal.”

“Families are ruined, lives are ruined. For what? It’s just sad.”

"He spoke of how he’s been fearful of late of crowds.

“We walked through the crowd here on opening day and in Boston. We came down through the bleachers on opening day. I don’t feel comfortable doing that.”

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