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Phillies Spring Training 2012: Jonathan Papelbon Excited For Citizens Bank Park

For the first time in his Major League career, Jonathan Papelbon cannot call Fenway Park home. The new Philadelphia Phillies closer achieved great success in Boston, but he's looking forward to Philadelphia and Citizens Bank Park.

"The times that I have pitched there, I enjoy it because for some reason there, the hitter looks close to me. I know it's a small ballpark, but I love the intensity of the ballpark. You cannot duplicate that and that's the one thing that I'm really looking forward to," Papelbon said during an interview with CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury.

"It's different than any other stadium, I will say that. They are definitely on you. They know your name. They may know your kid's name and wife's name and everybody you know. So the fans are very smart, and that's what I enjoy about Philadelphia," Papelbon added.

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