The nightmare before Christmas: Jonathan Papelbon’s poinsettia sweater

David Brown
December 10, 2013

Is this why the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly want to trade Jonathan Papelbon?

His wife, Ashley Papelbon, is very honest and brave for tweeting this "awkward family photo" of herself and her mustachioed husband, who's wearing an obnoxious Christmas sweater vest with a poinsettia pattern, along with a ... long-sleeved, turtlenecked, bow-tied ... shirt underneath. Papelbon capped off his look by making the kookiest face possible. He's a strange, strange man. And available in a trade, did we say?

Anyway, Merry Christmas and sweet dreams — if you dare close your eyes ever again.

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