Rest in Peace Johnny Pesky

When my family went to Winter Haven in 1980 to see the Red Sox in Spring Training, I was 7 and my brother was 8. We were collecting autographs of the players and coaches.

Johnny Pesky signed our book and gave my brother Ted a ball.

And no doubt people all over the country with roots to the Red Sox have a story like that.

Johnny Pesky was more than a former player, manager, broadcaster and coach. He was a link to the Red Sox past, both glorious and painful.

In my latest for Bleacher Report, I discuss how the franchise will never be the same again without Mr. Pesky. And no one person better personified the passion, heartbreak and redemption of the Red Sox than #6.

You can read the whole article HERE.

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Give Pesky an at bat

Seriously. If the Sox are just going to phone in the next few games… why not have 90 year old Pesky go up there and take a cut or two?
Give the fans something to cheer about!

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