For One All-Star, Playboy Trumps Obama

Papelbon says parties beat prez at game
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 17, 2009 1:23 PM CDT
In this photograph for Captain Morgan, Captain Morgan and the Morganettes present Boston Red Sox pitchers Tim Wakefield, center, and Jonathan Papelbon showing off their Captain Morgan All-Star jerseys...   (Jack Dempsey / AP Images for Captain Morgan)
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(Newser) – Red Sox hurler Jonathan Papelbon says having the president around at the All-Star Game was “fun”—but not as fun as Playboy's hospitality, Subway Squawkers reports. “I enjoyed the parties more than the president, to be honest with you,” the skin mag's shindig being his favorite, Papelbon told a Florida radio station. Still, Obama helped “to kind of rejuvenate the midsummer game classic.”

As for Obama’s ceremonial first pitch, “I thought it was all right, man," Papelbon said. "He didn't spike it and he didn't throw it to the backstop. I thought it was halfway decent."
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