Jonathan Papelbon, the former Boston Red Sox closer, once resided in an apartment directly above the site of one of the explosions at Monday’s Boston Marathon, and he called watching the events from afar “surreal.”
In a follow-up interview Tuesday with CSN Philadelphia, Papelbon elaborated on that and also spoke of other fears in this era, such as walking through crowds at a stadium. That included Papelbon bringing into play a seemingly separate issue, that of President Obama’s efforts on gun control after the elementary school killings in Newtown, Conn.
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“We walked through the crowd here on opening day and in Boston, we came down through the bleachers one opening day. I don’t feel comfortable doing that.
“Today’s day and age, has gotten so crazy. Shoot man, Obama wants to take our guns from us and everything. You got all this stuff going on, it’s just a little bit insane for me, man. I’m not sure how to take it.”