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Jimmy Rollins is hounded by autograph seekers at a pizza joint
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Here’s some high-quality phone camera footage of our injured superstar, Jimmy Rollins, getting bombarded with autograph requests while he waits for his food order at Ciconte’s Pizzeria in Glassboro, NJ. And like the personable fan-favorite that he is, Jimmy doesn’t seem annoyed in the least as he grants everyone’s request for a signature.

Check it:

  • Joe D

    Class act. One of my favorite Phillies of all-time. Great face for the organization. I can’t wait to have his swagger back at the top of the order and that silky smooth glove back at short. He can throw better with his right leg than Valdez can with his right arm.

    But please, Jimmy, don’t hang around Glassboro too often. I don’t want anything bad to happen to you.

  • Joe D

    And holy shit that dude in the background at the end looks like the fat Manuel.

  • Cole Handsome

    One more reason to avoid carbs.

  • Jaison Worth

    Jimmy, Jimmy! sign my chest!

  • Adam Eaton

    Sweet pirates hat, ass clown. You going to have him sign it? I hate people like that.

  • Lynniemac

    Fuck yeah, Jimmy.

  • tyler

    let’s talk about sex babbbbbbbbbbbbbbby

  • scrapple

    i seen him at my wawa in logan (swedesboro)… his audi r8

    i think he lives down this way

  • zims

    @scrapple: yea, he lives in woolwich township near beckett golf course

  • crazy4swayze

    i’ve seen him at that wawa too. sometimes i sneak up behind him while he’s ordering a meatball classic at the touch screen and i add bacon for an additional $0.60. we share a laugh, he eats a gigantic meatball sammich with bacon…everyone wins.

  • Phylan

    I don’t know if I’d have the gall to bug a Phillie for an autograph while they’re trying to eat or whatever. Seems like something best reserved for the ballpark prior to the game. Good on him for being such a nice guy though.

  • CarlosBeltransexual

    I believe that Mr. DaMustang is from Glassboro.

  • Amandah

    He’s this nice to fans, yet he donkey punched the shit out of me earlier in the day when I told him I wasn’t swallowing his gobbilty-goo. Amazing.



  • Joe Hates Tits

    @ Amandah – i thought you loved swallowing that shit. what’s up?

  • Bobby D

    Hey J Roll…..will you sing my……Pirates hat?

  • Bobby D

    sign**** F

  • Tom Burgoyne again

    It’s funny…I came to Jimmy one time with the idea to open up a pizza place or some kinda sandwich shop where we could use his public marquee to garner business and such. I could do the Phanatic thing and he’d be the local superstar.
    The gig would work this way; He’d sit at a table that was in full view of take out customers and get noticed real nice like and the word would get out that JRoll is a regular patron there and bam, here comes the business. He seemed pretty cool with the idea but was always puttin’ it off…it’s funny ’cause that was my idea and now there it is on Youtube and why didn’t i know about this until now?..and..uh…um..

    Jimmy hasn’t been returning my calls for some reason. I wonder why that could be…

  • Bridge to Lidge

    That’s a funny looking Phillies “P” that kid with the green shirt has on his cap. What a tool.

  • PolancosHeadIsHuge

    *waits for transcript of conversation*

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    My guess is that the kid is wearing either his school cap or his local league cap. That ain’t no Pirate cap. Even with something as innocent as getting a star players autograph you guys gotta fucking be naysayers. There I said it. NAYSAYERS!!!!!! You know who you are you naysayers. Oh yea and get the fuck off my lawn.

  • Fat Joe Blanton

    no one bothered to ask me for my autograph, probably because I was behind a pile of empty pizza boxes.

  • bigmyc

    Not shown;

    Jimmy getting up and the fat guy smashing a pizza paddle over his back WWE style while Young James grimaces and shrugs it off followed by that same fat guy ushering forth to him a fresh outta the oven slice of xsauce, light cheese that Jimmy and the roof of his mouth take like a champion.

  • Todd Pratt’s Tan

    That’s a disgrace, these kids are meal blocking Jimmmy

  • kraeer

    Guarantee Victorino would be like, “Autograph?? ‘the fuck up! get outta here faggots.”

  • John K

    <3 rollins

    separately, what would athletes prefer: signing autographs for all these guys or just sitting there while someone takes a picture of them together? b/c I'd rather have a picture…

  • Gonzo

    I once met Jimmy outside a bar on the 4th of July. He was a lil put off because my friend was all jacked up. But he turned out to be a nice guy.


    Hey! You’re not That Guy!

  • Joe D

    @kraeer….no way Victorino would have been as cool as Jimmy was. I still can’t get over how annoyed he was when he had to sign that autograph at the Sixers game.

  • Im with Dubee

    What’s with the toolbag with the Pirates hat on?

  • b-burg

    I ran into Jimmy at Triada a few years back, I think it was his birthday party. solid guy, took pictures with everyone bullshitted for a few minutes and went on our way. McNabb was there too, he’s was a fucking pretentious dick, I’m glad he’s outta town.

  • The Lone Filafel

    and no one bothered to find out what Jimmy was eating? This is just piss poor investigative journalism, folks. Where is Woodward and Berstein when Phillies fans really need them?

  • Steve Jeltz

    Victorino signed a bunch of stuff at that sixers game and was pretty cool about it. He signs stuff every single day. Why would anyone go up to a person that is eating and ask for an autograph, photo, or attempt to shake hands?

    Also – that pizza joint looks pretty clean. I like mine dirty with handwritten signs

  • Joe D

    I don’t believe you Jeltz. And Jimmy wasn’t eating, he was waiting. I’m with you though, I wouldn’t have bothered him if he was eating though. I would just sit across from him and stare at him while he ate and then as soon as he swallowed his last bite I’d dry hump him.

  • Steve Jeltz

    What don’t you believe JoDi?

  • Joe D

    That Victorino signed stuff and was cool about it.

  • Steve Jeltz

    Well I was at the sixers game and saw him sign at least 10 autographs there. I have seen him sign stuff countless other times. So why don’t you believe me?

  • Joe D

    I don’t believe you because you had a lifetime batting average of .210.

  • Joe G

    I understand why he eats there, Conte’s Pizzeria has Great food!

  • Jayson’s beard


  • Jayson’s beard

    and btw, why is Jimmy eating all by himself? At least have Cole’s manatee(that’s his breed right?) with you.

  • Morandini Turned Three

    hey, why isn’t Jimmy in Clearwater rehabbing?

  • djones716

    Yeah…so…that’s not the Ciconte’s in Glassboro. The one in Glassboro is smaller. I’m guessing Swedesboro maybe?

  • Joe D

    I think you’re right djones. Now my fears of him being gunned down in Glassboro have been alleviated.

  • Epiphany1

    That was very nice of him.

  • The Killer Zs

    I thought Jimmy was in Clearwater? He was supposed to have left yesterday.

  • Shep Trumbo

    If I were JRoll I’d a been all like


  • Bobby D

    Jimmy shouldn’t have to wait for pizza. Somebody owes him an explanation.

  • Cosmo

    Chill people J-Roll was not there to eat anything. The man was having his clothes warmed in the oven. He loves to walk around and smell of calzone all day.

  • Joe D

    GEORGE: You know, you have to know how to do that. You can’t have people shoving their arms into a six-hundred degree oven.

    KRAMER: It’s all supervised.

  • Johnny Hotcakes

    Jimmie Collins is a stand-up fella. I remember he was still just a young gun rookie. Got him sign a hotcake, and you can bet that I framed it right on up and put it on the wall of Johnny Hotcakes’. That ain’t an honor enjoyed by many. Mainly ’cause not too many people wanna sign a hotcake, which is a sentiment I don’t agree with but still respect. So far, the only to have signed one are: Jim-E Rollens, Jon Eclaire, John DorenBose, Mickey Leeberthal, and Glen “The Hurricane Man” Schwartz.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Hey Johnniecakes what do you get them to sign your hotcakes with? A Maple Syrup Sharpie?

  • Amandah

    I like to swallow pizza and Piazza….Vince Piazza.



  • F’d up Thumbs Up

    Jayson’s Beard gets one for saying I EAT PIZZA but none for Burgoyne?

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    but Jayson’s Beard does eat pizza.

  • Bah

    How do we even know that’s really Jimmy? It could just be fan faked. All you get is the side of this dudes face and a really far shot when he faces the camera (could be any black dude that looks vaguely like Jimmy) when it zooms in you still only see the side of his face, when he turns to face the camera while its zoomed it gets all dark so it’s still hard to tell for sure. Plus Jimmy is supposed to be in Clearwater.

  • Phylan

    Rollins reported to Clearwater yesterday. This video was posted on May 8th.

  • J-D

    johnny hotcakes has to go.

  • Beyonce

    J-D has to go, and can also suck a fat hotcake.

  • Swift

    Reuben Amaro Jr. came into my Best Buy today, purchasing some software for his Apple MacBook Pro. I unfortunately wasn’t around to meet him, however he did agree to sign autographs for our employees, and also let people see his ring, and even try it on. Sounds like a real classy guy, shame I didn’t get to meet him.

  • DP

    If it were my shop I’d tell him food was on the house as long as he promised to stay off the high fastball.

  • Phylan

    Macbook? For shame Ruben, for shame

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Oh boy I see another That Guy skit in the future.
    (Ron Jeremy) came into my Best Buy today, purchasing some software for his Apple MacBook Pro. I unfortunately wasn’t around to meet him, however he did agree to sign autographs for our employees, and also let people see his cockring, and even try it on. Sounds like a real classy guy, shame I didn’t get to meet him.

  • Swift

    @Dubee Dubee Du, well done sir. LOL!

  • Jayson Werth his weight in gold

    Swift, which BBY? i work at 583 and big Joe Blanton was in last week hours before his start vs StL.

  • Swift

    @J-Dub Werth his weight.

    It was at BBY 577, in Oxford Valley.

  • Ruiz for Gov’

    Let the man order/eat his pizza in peace for heaven’s sakes, that is a violation. Big ups to JRoll for being the class act that he is.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    So nice to see Tyler Walker still signs autographs.

  • What You Got for This?

    Leave Jimmy alone. Let the man eat his lunch! Any man who can put up with ass clowns like the kid in the Pirates hat deserves props. Way to go, Jimmy! Young James is a class act! (Get a life you pizza shop autograph seekers!)

  • MJM

    Anyone remember a Comcast interview from like 98 or 99 where they had like 3 Phillies prospects all sitting in the studio? One was kinda arrogant and cocky. I remember thinking that fucker was going to make it. I guess I was right. He can infuriate you at times, but he might be my favorite Phillie ever.

  • Zina

    Jimmys at Cicontes Pizzeria in Beckett, not Glassboro. Cicontes has 5 locations.

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