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Dropkick Murphys on Toucher & Rich: Papelbon ‘Welcome To Do Whatever The Hell He Wants’

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Jonathan Papelbon of the Boston Red Sox dances as the Dropkick Murphys play during the Boston Red Sox World Series victory celebration on October 30, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jonathan Papelbon of the Boston Red Sox dances as the Dropkick Murphys play during the Boston Red Sox World Series victory celebration on October 30, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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.

Read: Dropkick Murphys Wont Let Papelbon Use Their Song As Entrance Music Anymore

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.

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