CINCINNATI — The images of terror were shown on four TVs inside the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ballpark. A shirtless Jonathan Papelbon sat stunned. He stood up, pointed to a corner of one screen, and told Cliff Lee, "That's where I lived."
Papelbon played seven seasons for the Boston Red Sox. He called the corner of Boylston and Fairfield Streets home for a majority of that time. The second explosion Monday that rocked Boston happened yards away from his old building, which was above a steakhouse called Abe & Louie's.
The Phillies closer was visibly shaken.
"It's sad, man," Papelbon said. "Patriots' Day is a big thing is Boston. The Sox play at 11 o'clock. It's all ruined. Families are ruined, lives are ruined. For what? It's just sad."