Papelbon not bothered by Fenway boos

Closer says fans -- and he -- expect better

Originally Published: October 11, 2009
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He had been perfect in the postseason, or as perfect as one can be, with an 0.00 ERA over 26 innings. But Jonathan Papelbon -- one of the game's best closers and the Red Sox's franchise leader with 151 career saves -- walked off the Fenway Park mound Sunday to a chorus of boos.

"Why would you boo one of the best closers in the game?" the Angels' Torii Hunter asked. "Booing Papelbon was not the right thing to do. I've got so much respect for him and I think he's one of the best ...

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