Not only has Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys stated that he doesn’t want Papelbon keeping the band’s famous “Shipping Up to Boston” — which became a staple in Papelbon’s Fenway Park entrances throughout his seven years with the team — but it wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense for him to use it down in Philly.
The right-hander has a new contract, new teammates and a new fan base to impress, so he’d be wise to turn the page and move on to a new song. But with countless choices, what could Papelbon possibly come out to when closing games at Citizens Bank Park?
Well, there’s certainly some that are more appropriate than others. From 50 Cent to Bob Seger, and everywhere in between, here are what some of Papelbon’s top choices should be come Opening Day.