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Papelbon: No more Riverdance

Papelbon (in kilt) did a jig with Mike Timlin at the 2007 World Series championsip parade. Papelbon (in kilt) did a jig with Mike Timlin at the 2007 World Series championsip parade. (JOHN BLANDING/GLOBE STAFF)
November 12, 2011

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Though he was born in Baton Rouge, Jonathan Papelbon always seemed to work hard to make Boston his home. Papelbon was the unforgettable face of the 2007 World Series winning team, when his “Riverdance’’ performance set the standard for dance moves by a pitcher. Whenever he took the mound at Fenway, instead of being introduced with rumbling heavy metal chords like other closers, Papelbon entered to the tune of the Dropkick Murphys’ “Shipping up to Boston.’’

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