jonathan papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon is Clearly a Ric Flair Fan

Respect for Jonathan Papelbon…rising?

You’ve seen thousands of videos like this.  And odds are, you’re going to see a thousand more.  But, my guess is you’re never going to witness anything as wonderful as this.

Following his game Thursday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies closer was talking pitch velocity (or something) when…the most glorious thing I’ve ever witnessed made an appearance.

Not only does the righty have an autographed 8×10 of the very bloody 16-time World Champion after beating Randy Savage at Starrcade ’95, but there, behind his head and next to the Muscle Milk…a signed “Nature Boy” robe.  Holy.  Shit.


 (h/t @JonBHamilton)

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.