Red Sox player Jonathan Papelbon and his wife Ashley are expecting their first child. Their baby is due on December 31st.
Jonathan was incensed that his pregnant wife was the recipient of harsh insults and threats during Tuesday’s All-Star red carpet parade down Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. “I feel like I needed to be in a bullet-proof car,” said Jonathan, who was so upset during his session with the media that he used more than a dozen profanities over the course of four minutes. “My wife is pregnant and she’s getting her life threatened. It’s stupid.”
“Your family gets involved like that and you’re trying to enjoy an experience with your family, and you have a wife who’s pregnant who doesn’t feel safe riding in a red-carpet event, you know what I mean? How would you feel?” Jonathan said.
Hmmm..I do not follow sports much, but apparently Jonathan had said that he wanted to be the closer at an upcoming game and Monday’s New York Daily News ridiculed him for that, which led many New Yorkers to taunt and threat his family. I certainly don’t understand that, but apparently that is what happened!