When eccentric Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was announced as the guest picker on ESPN's College GameDay, many baseball fans surely tuned in to see what surprises he had in store.
Expectations were high:
I'm shocked Papelbon actually had pants on— Mel (@piney61) October 11, 2014
His swagger level was of high proportion:
Peak Papelbon in the all-maroon suit pic.twitter.com/jBoIDTBpZk— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) October 11, 2014
There may have been some pregame preparations ...
... and he had some fans on the edge of their seats:
Really though, for a minute there, I thought Papelbon was gonna steal Corso's Bully head and beat him to it.— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) October 11, 2014
Ultimately, though, it was a classy affair for all involved.
Papelbon living it up on stage. pic.twitter.com/w0tPOGsfoh— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) October 11, 2014