Found August 14, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Peter Gammons
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
It was a sad Monday for all of Red Sox Nation, as word spread that Johnny Pesky had passed away. Involved with the team for parts of eight different decades, Pesky filled numerous roles in the organization, from player to coach, to manager, to broadcaster, to ambassador for the Red Sox and all of baseball. His number may reside in right field forever retired, and the right field foul pole may forever retain his name, but Pesky will still be missed. In the wake of Pesky's passing, Peter Gammons joined NESN Daily to talk about and share rememberances of the...

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Johnny Pesky Made Lasting Impact on Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz and Rest of Red Sox Nation (Photos)

Johnny Pesky's legacy in Boston is one unmatched by nearly any other athlete in the city's long and storied history. On Monday the Red Sox legendary shortstop passed away at age 92, but while his physical presence may be absent from the team facility his spirit will live on in the form of players, coaches and fans everywhere. Pesky was not the most talented player in Red...

Kelly Shoppach Traded by Red Sox to Mets for Player to Be Named Later

The Red Sox are making the most of their wealth of talent behind the plate. Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the Mets for a player to be named later, general manager Ben Cherington announced in a news release Tuesday afternoon. With Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting the bulk of the starts behind the plate this season and catcher-of-the-future Ryan Lavarnway being called up this month...

Yahoo!: Anti-Valentine regiment met with owners about manager

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! has a juicy, gossip-filled article about the unrest on Yawkey Way. It culminates around a meeting that took place in July at the behest of a group of Red Sox players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, at which they expressed displeasure with many of Bobby Valentine's tactics. Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were among the most vocal in the meeting...

Taking Stock: Sox - Indians series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Jacoby Ellsbury: Ellsbury had a tough game 2, but he looked good in the other 3. Ellsbury contributed 5 hits in those 3 games, giving the Sox some chances to make things happen. Carl Crawford: Only 1 good game for Carl Crawford, then we hear more about surgery...

Red Sox Fans Pay Homage to Johnny Pesky by Leaving Roses on 'Teammates' Statue at Fenway Park (Photos)

Johnny Pesky was so much bigger than just a player for the Boston Red Sox. And Red Sox nation made sure to recognize that fact after the legendary shortstop passed away on Monday. Fans stopped by Fenway Park, even though the Red Sox were off for the day, after learning of the news and paid their respects to Pesky. Many of those fans dropped by the "Teammates" statue out...

Mets acquire catcher Shoppach

Catcher Kelly Shoppach was acquired Tuesday by the New York Mets from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named following a waiver claim. The 32-year-old Shoppach is hitting .250 with five homers, 12 doubles and 17 RBI in 48 games this year. He was signed by Boston as a free agent last December after spending the previous two season with Tampa Bay. The Mets wanted the right-handed...

Andrew Bailey Is Back, Aceves Most Likely Sharpening His Knives For Battle

When the Red Sox made the trade for Andrew Bailey I thought, “nice.” He’s a young closer with great stuff and, despite his injury problems, had put up really good numbers for a pretty average Oakland A’s team. The injuries were a worry for sure, but the Sox had acquired Mark Melancon as a security blanket. The same Mark Melancon who had 25 saves after being thrust in to the...

Jason Bay for Carl Crawford: Should Mets take the risk?

The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Kelly Shoppach on waivers Friday, giving life again to clamoring by fans of the New York Mets to deal for the righty-hitting catcher they targeted before the trade deadline. But what’s really interesting is that the Shoppach news has also reborn some of the Jason Bay to the Red Sox debate, especially in a deal for underperforming Carl Crawford...

Tuesday Red Sox Mediocrity - 8/14

After splitting a four-game set in Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox continue their 10-game road trip in Baltimore. Tonight, they'll kick off the first game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market...

Recap: Sox catch a beatin' in Baltimore

The optimism stemming from the 14-1 victory over the Indians was short-lived as the Sox got knocked back down again in Baltimore, losing 7-1. Nothing was going for the Sox tonight, with the only positive being the return introduction of Andrew Bailey. Josh Beckett pitched well through the first 4 innings, surrendering only 1 run, a solo homer. Another run came in the 5th ( another...

Red Sox legend Pesky, 92, dies

Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was beloved by the team's fans, has died. He was 92.

Birthday Box Break # 3: 2010 Just Minors Mystery Mini Bats, Part 2.

The third part of my birthday box break extravaganza is upon us. First came the Panini All Goalies throw-in from D&A, followed by the first of my two boxes of 2010 Just Minors Mystery Mini Bats, which produced a Junichi Tazawa blonde bat #'d /20. Here's box and bat number two, and needless to say, I had no idea what the signature said.Because it wasn't written in...

A Pesky Legacy

It used to seem as though Johnny Pesky’s relationship with the Red Sox was a little one-sided, like he was just some old man that couldn’t take the hint that he wasn’t needed anymore, so he just kept coming around until he was finally told to leave. It came across as charity work. The Red Sox were being nice, until they finally got fed up and had to focus on other things rather...
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