He’s no pitcher, he’s a belly itcher!
That’s embracing “boos” (not “booze”) which has become a source of inspiration for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonath Papelbon as NBC describes in “Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies fans: Bring on the boos”
- “After blowing a save on Monday and taking a loss on Tuesday, Jonathan Papelbon was greeted with boos from Phillies fans before he took the mound in the ninth inning this afternoon against the Giants. He threw a perfect inning to lock down his 24th save of the season and told reporters after the game that the boos didn’t bother him. In fact, he says bring it on. ‘I enjoy it,’ he said. ‘I just think that it’s fun. It just brings a little bit of energy and life to the park and gives me a little bit of something to look forward to do every day.’ Papelbon regretted that only half the ballpark booed him. ‘I heard some of them,” he said. ‘But that’s it? Maybe we can get the whole park going here soon.’”