In a candid interview Wednesday afternoon about the Boston marathon bombing, Philadelphia Phillies all-star pitcher Jonathan Papelbon explained his belief that we are living in tumultuous times because of these attacks and things like how President Obama “wants to take away our guns.”
Papelbon played with the Boston Red Sox for six seasons and lived near the site of Monday’s explosions. He explained to Comcast Sports that watching the events from afar was “surreal” and brought him back to his days living in Beantown. “Families are ruined, lives are ruined. For what? It’s just sad,” he lamented.
The five-time all-star closer also explained his newfound anxieties during these times, like walking through the crowds at the ballpark. “We walked through the crowd here on opening day and in Boston, we came down through the bleachers one opening day,” he said. “I don’t feel comfortable doing that.”
“Today’s day and age has gotten so crazy,” he continued. “Shoot, man, Obama wants to take our guns from us and everything. And then you got all this kind of stuff going on, it’s just a little bit insane for me, man. I don’t really know how to take it.”
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