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Jayson Werth apparently calls Jonathan Papelbon ‘The D.C. Strangler’ (Video)

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Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals seem to have bestowed an extremely fitting nickname upon Jonathan Papelbon.

Werth was interviewed on the field after he delivered a walkoff two-run single to beat the Phillies on Sunday, and he made an apparent reference to Papelbon – using a very unique nickname.

“Well, I knew I was in trouble when I saw The Strangler coming at me,” Werth said when asked to talk about the walkoff celebration.

“Who’s The Strangler?” asked MASN’s Dan Kolko.

“You know, The D.C. Strangler,” Werth said, prompting Kolko to laugh and veer into a different line of questioning.

Werth, of course, was referring to this incident that happened at the end of 2015 involving Papelbon and Bryce Harper. The two had apparently settled their differences, and if the team can crack jokes like this in the clubhouse, it looks like they weren’t kidding. If there is any justice in the world, Papelbon will be known as the D.C. Strangler long after he has retired from baseball.

H/T Washington Post

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