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  • R.I.P. Johnny Pesky

    Word has it that he passed earlier today, Great player who I feel should be in the HOF.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

  • #2
    RIP "Mr. Red Sox". During his 60+ year association with the team as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, and goodwill ambassador, he exhibited class like few others, and always treated the game and it's fans with the utmost respect. He'll be missed.

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    • #3
      terrible news...RIP Mr. Pesky

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      • #4
        If it wasn't already the case, this seals it for me. Sept 1, 2011 to Sept 1, 2012 is officially the worst year to be a Red Sox fan (post 2004).
        Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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        • #5
          I just posted this in the other thread on Pesky.

          Seven or eight years ago a good friend of mine moved from Pittsburgh to Swampscott, Massachusetts, about 15 miles north of Boston. I'd go and visit him and his family every year for a few days. He mentioned to me that he had learned that Johnny Pesky lived in or next to Swampscott and went to a local diner almost every morning for breakfast. We both said we should go over to the diner and introduce ourselves to him- apparently Pesky was hapy to talk baseball there with all sorts of folks. Unfortunately, we never did and now it's too late.

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          • #6
            Such sad news...I think Bobby Doerr is the only big name left from the great (but star crossed) '46 Bosox team.
            "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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            • #7
              I'm very sad to hear of his passing, RIP Johnny, you will be greatly missed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike D. View Post
                RIP "Mr. Red Sox". During his 60+ year association with the team as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, and goodwill ambassador, he exhibited class like few others, and always treated the game and it's fans with the utmost respect. He'll be missed.

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                Mike D.,

                Perfectly said. Nothing more to add to that. Very eloquent . . .
                Ken Fougère

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                • #9
                  I lack the words to describe what a fine human being Johnny was and how sad his passing away is. You will be missed #6!
                  Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

                  Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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                  • #10
                    rest in peace

                    i hope they keep the same Pesky Pole when they build a new Fenway

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blackout View Post
                      rest in peace

                      i hope they keep the same Pesky Pole when they build a new Fenway
                      For once I chose to read your post. Bad mistake. New Fenway? Just go away, Blackout, and stay there. Thanks and adeu.
                      I know you're watching, Si. Bu.

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                      • #12
                        Just four Sox at the funeral

                        Former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora joined Kirk Minihane and Rob Bradford Thursday to express his surprise that only four Red Sox attended the funeral of Johnny Pesky on Monday.

                        "I was very surprised," Cora said. "I think what Johnny means and meant to the players and the people in Boston, he was more than just a people person. Just walking into that clubhouse and seeing Johnny smile and greeting you in there and talking about baseball and life in general, he meant a lot, especially to a lot of people in there. I was very surprised to hear that only four players showed up to the funeral."

                        The Red Sox had rented buses to take players and staff from Fenway to the church in Swampscott on Monday -- an off-day -- but the player turnout was limited to just David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Cora said that if he were on the team, he wouldn't have needed someone to tell him to attend the funeral because it would be obvious that he needed to go.
                        I know you're watching, Si. Bu.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SwissRedSoxFan View Post
                          For once I chose to read your post. Bad mistake. New Fenway? Just go away, Blackout, and stay there. Thanks and adeu.
                          Hey, I'm a Bosox fan and live close enough to attend games at Fenway, and I would LOVE it if they built a great new park. I love history and tradition, but I also love legroom, good sightlines, my seat pointing towards the diamond, plentiful bathrooms, not having huge crowds of pedestrians blocking my view the entire game, etc etc.
                          "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                          • #14
                            Absolutely Disgusting!

                            Originally posted by SwissRedSoxFan View Post
                            Just four Sox at the funeral

                            Former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora joined Kirk Minihane and Rob Bradford Thursday to express his surprise that only four Red Sox attended the funeral of Johnny Pesky on Monday.

                            "I was very surprised," Cora said. "I think what Johnny means and meant to the players and the people in Boston, he was more than just a people person. Just walking into that clubhouse and seeing Johnny smile and greeting you in there and talking about baseball and life in general, he meant a lot, especially to a lot of people in there. I was very surprised to hear that only four players showed up to the funeral."

                            The Red Sox had rented buses to take players and staff from Fenway to the church in Swampscott on Monday -- an off-day -- but the player turnout was limited to just David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Cora said that if he were on the team, he wouldn't have needed someone to tell him to attend the funeral because it would be obvious that needed to go.
                            Wow. I'm shocked too. I couldn't agree with you more!

                            The whole organization should be ashamed. They should of made attendance mandatory. - :disbelief: - :dismay:


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                            Ken Fougère

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SwissRedSoxFan View Post
                              For once I chose to read your post. Bad mistake. New Fenway? Just go away, Blackout, and stay there. Thanks and adeu.

                              i said WHEN they build one, not that they are going to anytime soon. wow, what a jerk you are.


                              back to Pesky, why didn't Pedroia go to his funeral? I thought he was the face of the team...

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