I have never been shy about expressing my disgust at the Yawkey family.
As a Red Sox fan, I have nothing but venom towards Tom and Jean Yawkey, the two who controlled the team from 1933 until 1992 and then kept it in the family until 2002.
After praising former Dodger Dixie Walker who came to terms with his racism and was turned around by the greatness of Jackie Robinson, I talked about Reggie Smith.
“Well we go from Dixie Walker’s eyes being opened to the wrongs of racism to Reggie Smith… a product of the Red Sox farm system.
The Red Sox had a switch hitting, power hitting All Star Gold Glove winning outfielder with speed… and they traded him.
Hmmmm. Why would the Yawkeys trade a player like that?
Smith became a staple in the Dodgers line up finishing in the top 5 of the MVP two times and hit three homers in a losing cause in the 1977 World Series.
If only Tom or Jean Yawkey had a Dixie Walker moment. (Then again Yawkey was the one who turned down Willie Mays.)”
Not my greatest passage… but I can never resist slamming the Yawkeys for what they did to my team all of those years.
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