Let's just say Jonathan Papelbon is happy to be leaving Philadelphia.
The pitcher was traded to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday after expressing his desire to be moved.

With impressive season numbers of a 1.59 ERA and 17 saves, Papelbon wanted to be traded to a team that had a shot at the postseason.

The trade marks the end of a rough stint with the Philadelphia Phillies. Papelbon struggled at times, and the fans let him know they weren't happy.

One such example happened last season after Papelbon blew a 4-1 lead and eventually took the loss. Fans booed him off the field and he gave them a nice gesture as a parting gift.

Papelbon was suspended seven games for what he simply called an "adjustment."

This incident, among others, caused Phillies fans to turn on the closer. The Philadelphia Daily News apparently shared that sentiment.

Kids, let this be a lesson: What you do in front of thousands of fans, not to mention dozens of cameras, will probably not be forgotten.

But in fairness to Papelbon, he's never said he regretted what he did.

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