Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey Doesn’t Want Jonathan Papelbon Using ‘Shipping Up to Boston’ as Entrance Song in Philadelphia


Mar 6, 2012

If you're a Boston Red Sox Fan and can't recite the lyrics to the Dropkick Murphys' hit songs "Shipping Up To Boston" and "Tessie", well then you really aren't much of a fan at all.

The two songs have become somewhat of an anthem for Red Sox Nation since the World Series run of 2004, but with Jonathan Papelbon signing in Philadelphia this offseason, things will look a little different at the end of Red Sox games now.

Dropkick Murphys' lead singer/bassist Ken Casey is travelling down to Florida to meet with the former Sox closer. The two will discuss upcoming plans for Casey's charity foundation, The Claddagh Fund, which provides support for community-based non-profit organizations.

Also on the agenda? Telling Pap to find a new entrance song.

"He can't use 'Shipping Up To Boston,'" Casey told ESPN.com. "That's a Boston song. One of the Philadelphia radio guys suggested 'Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya.'"

The lead singer says that he's planning to reach out to new Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey in the hopes that he will continue using "Shipping Up To Boston" himself.

The Dropkick Murphys are set to release their new album "Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition." on March 13th, right before Boston's favorite holiday — St. Patrick's Day.

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