Red Sox’ Papelbon Says “I’m Going To Die Young”

We’ve long established Jonathan Papelbon is a somewhat weird dude. John Tomase of the BOSTON HERALD submits more evidence to that effect today.

Paps on Mannys Junk

(One squeeze and he’d pull Manny right down with him)

Closer (Papelbon) made some interesting comments on WEEI, saying on the “Dennis and Callahan Show” that he worries about his mortality.

“I just have this weird feeling that I’m not going to live a long life,” Papelbon said, “that I’m going to die young.”

Jonathan Papelbon

(Yankees righthanded hitters: “Yes, please”)

Great, just as the Red Sox are thankfully starting to fade away on the ESPN sports media radar, we get this.

Apparently Papelbon’s statement on old, angry white guy radio intact, only to change his tune when confronted by the Boston print media late yesterday.

Before Sox fans get too freaked out, Papelbon was just joking.

“Man, I was just messing around,” he said. “Just trying to keep you guys on your toes.” . . .

Jonathan Papelbohn

Thank goodness he backtracked ‘else he would’ve surely blow his most lucrative, high profile endorsement deal.