Basically The Entire Red Sox Team Skipped Johnny Pesky’s Funural But Did Manage To Party At Beckett Bowl That Same Night
Bostonherald – The late Johnny Pesky gave his life to his beloved Boston Red Sox, but, sadly, it appears only four current players made time to attend the Fenway icon’s funeral. Word from Yawkey Way is that the Sox front office hired buses to bring players, office and staff to the funeral from the ballpark to the church. The only players the Herald observed at the funeral at St. John The Evangelist Church in Swampscott were designated hitter David Ortiz [stats], pitchers Clay Buchholz and Vincente Padilla and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. By contrast, that same night, nearly the entire team turned out for pitcher Josh Beckett [stats]’s annual Beckett Bowl and country music show at Lucky Strike Lanes and the House of Blues. Also in the pews were former players like Nomar Garciaparra, who made the trip from California for the funeral and was visibly upset during the ceremony; Jim Rice, Bill Lee, Jerry Moses and Mike Andrews.