Ken Casey helping out closers old and new

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Turns out there is something called ESPN Music and they have a piece today on the Dropkick Murphys.

Ken Casey, the band’s singer, is going to Clearwater to see his old pal Jonathan Papelbon, the former Red Sox closer. They’ll talk about finding a good song for Papelbon to come out to in Philadelphia.

“He can’t use ‘Shipping Up To Boston,'” Casey said. “That’s a Boston song. One of the Philadelphia radio guys suggested ‘Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya.’ ”

“And I have to get with the new Sox closer (Andrew Bailey) to let him know he can use ‘Shipping Up To Boston.’ That’s not Pap’s song. That’s the closer’s song.”

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It would be tough for Bailey to copy the old closer’s song. It would probably be best if he came up with a new one. I’m sure Ken can help him out.