Johnny Pesky: “A Celebration of Life”

 

Well, apparently Red Sox players (the majority of whom skipped his funeral) will have another chance to honor the memory of Sox legend, Johnny Pesky, when the club will present a “Celebration of Life” tribute on Sunday evening following the club’s day game against the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles. The event, scheduled to begin at 6 PM, is open to the public at no charge while fans holding tickets may remain or depart and return. According to a release from the club the event will include recollections from Pesky’s life as “a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, ambassador, patriot, husband, father, and friend. Fans will also have the opportunity to write personal messages that will be given to his family and become part of the Nation’s Archives at Fenway Park.” In a season that has been disappointing at best, disgraceful at worst, a strong showing from Red Sox Nation for the passing of a man who did things the right way might be this September’s saving grace.

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