Jonathan Papelbon trolls ESPN over Derek Jeter docuseries
ESPN’s seven-part docuseries, « The Captain, » premiered Monday night, and Jonathan Papelbon has had enough.
The controversial former Red Sox is getting closer caught on Twitter to suggest the creation of a new docuseries, which would feature a different captain: former Red Sox wide receiver Jason Varitek.
« Hey ESPN, when you’re all ready to do a documentary about the real captain who whipped A Rod’s Ass, let me know! » writes Papelbon.
In the 2004 offseason, Boston named Varitek captain, a designation he would retain for 11 years. Varitek, a three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, played his entire 15-year career with the Red Sox.
Varitek established itself as a symbol of the vitriolic Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in July 2004. After Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch, Varitek sparked a bench clearance fight by snapping his catcher’s glove at the Rodriguez face.
Papelbon and Varitek were teammates in Boston from 2005 to 2011.
The former reliever went on to play five more years, the next three and a half years in Philadelphia, where he became the Phillies’ all-time saves leader with 123. He was later traded in July 2015 to Washington, where he ended his career with the Nationals releasing him in August 2016.