Cinco Ocho Papelbon

He's Now 'Cinco Ocho'

 Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon pumps his fist as he observes the final out in the Red Sox' 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in their baseball game in San Diego Sunday, June 24, 2007.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Stealing a Page from Chad Johnson's Book
Paps Now Wants to be Known as 'Cinco Ocho'
(At Least He's Not Picking Songs for a CD... Yet)

"Well Cinco Ocho is the name I've taken on right now, that's just the way I feel. I feel like I need to change my name to Cinco Ocho. My teammates kind of gave it to me." -- 6.26.07, Jon Papelbon to WBZ radio's Jon Miller on his new nickname. WBZ-TV4 Video.

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