As most of the Phillies checked into the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park on Monday, the explosions at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon had just occurred.
All eyes were glued to the TV screens as the anchorman from a cable station read aloud the latest reports. Jonathan Papelbon went up to one of the TVs and pointed.
"I used to live right above where one of the bombs went off," the current Phillies closer and former Red Sox closer said a little while later. "It's kind of surreal. I don't know man, it's crazy. It's hard to even think about.... It's sad, man."
Papelbon spent his first seven major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox before signing with the Phillies last winter.