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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Default R.I.P. Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky left this world a few days ago at age 93 . Along with Ted Williams and Carl Yestremski he was the heart and soul of the Red Sox for the past 50+ years .
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Johnny Pesky left this world a few days ago at age 93 . Along with Ted Williams and Carl Yestremski he was the heart and soul of the Red Sox for the past 50+ years .
Definitely agree.

Over a 50 year period, the Sox had only 3 left fielders.
Ted Williams, Carl Yastremski & Jim Rice.

Jimmie Foxx was my hero, then later Ted when I was growing up, Carl when my youngest son was growing up. But, Johnny was a favorite for me & all my boys over his 50 year career.

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I became a Redsox fan when Rico Petrocelli began to play for the team . I still root for the team but this year its a mess .
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I became a Redsox fan when Rico Petrocelli began to play for the team . I still root for the team but this year its a mess .
Some of the years w/Rico were the strongest hitting teams ever, they had 300 hitters and/or H.R. hitters at every position. But limited depth in pitching.

I was born a Sox fan since I grew up in Boston. When I was about 10yo I would take a street car, train then a trolley car to Fenway Park for a nickel, pay 50 cents for a ticket, hotdog, nickel to get home & have change from a buck. After the game we would wait outside the players parking lot hoping players would come to the fence for autograph signing. I would get home for supper and my Mother never knew I was at Fenway. Times were different then, I cannot imagine my G'kids x-ing a major city with their 10yo friends.

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When I was a kid I could walk anywhere in NYC at any hour and not be afraid .

Some of these areas I would not feel safe carrying an Uzi .
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L. Fan, you are a rare breed. Only the 2nd person over the many, many years I met or talked to from NY that is a Red Sox fan. NYers are usually Sox haters, as Bostonians are usually Yankee haters.


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I rooted for the Celtics when they had Bob Cousy (born in NY)

Rico Petrocelli (born in NY)
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