Red Sox fans will no longer hear “Shipping Up To Boston” and see closer Jonathan Papelbon run out of the bullpen at Fenway since he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in the offseason.
Dropkick Murphys’ lead singer Ken Casey said in an interview that the closer was not welcome to use that song now because it’s a Boston song. But on Wednesday, Casey spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to clarify his comments.
“We were joking about it and I guess it gets lost in translation when you can’t hear the laughter in print. He’s welcome to do whatever the hell he wants,” said Casey.
The guys discussed why the song just wouldn’t even make sense to use because it’s about Boston and what song’s would fit better in Philadelphia.