His surroundings were new, but reminders of his old life were everywhere.

Browsing the news Friday, new Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saw the story that his old friend and teammate Tim Wakefield was retiring. The emotions stirred.

Arriving for a post-workout news conference Saturday, Papelbon saw a sea of familiar faces. A horde of Boston media had sought him out.

And when the questions came, there were as many about his old home in Boston as there were about his new surroundings in the Phillies' locker room.