Found August 23, 2012 on Fan View Point:
It's time for the fans to make a stand.There are multiple reports out there that only four current members of the Boston Red Sox went to Johnny Pesky's funeral. The players in attendance at the Swampscott funeral on Monday were David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to a report. Look, I have bashed Lucchino with every post, but what he says here is very eloquent. I don't think this was the time to call out the players. Read: "There was a tremendous turnout at the Johnny Pesky's funeral," Lucchino told listeners on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan show. "We had over a 100 people there in terms of ownership, front office, current players, staff, former players. It was a very impressive turnout. I think the people who knew Johnny best had came to it. Our players will have had a chance on Tuesday night to participate in a ceremony on the field -- they all willingly and enthusiastically participated on that date...
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