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Papelbon can't escape the past

New Philly closer spends Day 1 at Phillies camp talking about … the Boston Red Sox

Updated: February 19, 2012, 3:23 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- He sat there in his bright red Phillies cap, talking about "putting his years in Boston behind me." Heh-heh-heh-heh. Yeah, good luck on that.

Oh sure, one of these days this spring, Jonathan Papelbon may be able to put his years in Boston in the rearview mirror. But not on this day. No chance.

Saturday in Clearwater was Day 1 for Papelbon as a Phillie, the day pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, dreaming about the road to glory they all hope lies ...

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