By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jonathan Papelbon once lived a short distance from where the first bomb went off at Monday’s Boston Marathon. As scary as what happened in Boston on Monday is for many of us, for someone like Papelbon, it is reasonably scarier.

His one-time proximity to the explosions, and the fact that he’s both in the public eye and around large crowds every day would give anyone in his position concern.

But that isn’t the only thing he’s concerned about.

“Shoot man, Obama wants to take our guns from us and everything,” the Phillies closer told Comcast Sportsnet on Tuesday. “You got this kind of stuff [the marathon bombing] going on. It’s a little bit insane for me. I don’t know how to take it.”

“In this day and age, it’s gotten so crazy, everything.”

Papelbon said he didn’t feel comfortable walking through the crowd in Ashburn Alley with his teammates during Opening Day Festivities at Citizen’s Bank Park.

For more of Papelbon’s comments on the Boston Marathon bombings, visit The 700 Level.


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