Star Pitcher, Asked About Boston Marathon, Answers “Obama Wants To Take Our Guns”

Oh, Jonathan Papelbon.

Yesterday, former Red Sox star and current Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was asked if, in light of the bombing in Boston, he feels safe as a professional athlete performing in front of large crowds.

He started off well, expressing some natural uneasiness.

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He continued well. Talking about how things are just in general crazy right now. And how that’s unnerving.

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Then things went a little off the rails.

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Wait, what?!

Is it possible maybe we shouldn’t be asking THIS guy about sensitive security issues?

Maybe next time we should just talk to him about baseball.

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