Jonathan Papelbon Owns an “Obama Can’t Ban These Guns” T-Shirt
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon after being ejected form the game for hitting Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (not pictured) with a pitch in a September 23rd game.
Jonathan Papelbon is at the height of Wildwood boardwalk fashion.
The former Phillies closer was traded to the Washington Nationals in July of last year, was disappointing as the team’s new closer, then got into a dugout fight with NL MVP Bryce Harper late in the season.
He’s still the Nationals’ closer for the 2016 season. And at the start of spring training last week, Papelbon held a press conference apologizing for his role in the fight with Harper last year. “I was in the wrong,” he said.
But, according to Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post, Papelbon had an idea for a shirt he’d wear to the press conference: One with cut-off sleeves that read, “Obama can’t ban these guns.”
As those who know Wildwood boardwalk fashion, the “Obama can’t ban these guns” is a popular shirt down the shore. Jonathan Papelbon is a fashion maven! I mean, if you consider Wildwood boardwalk fashion haute couture, which obviously I do.
Though he was talked out of wearing the shirt for his apology press conference, Papelbon did sport it in the clubhouse later. We can only imagine he’ll have “RULES FOR DATING MY DAUGHTER” or a t-shirt with a minion on it by the end of camp.
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