Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky passed away today at 92. We shared a brief moment at Fenway’s 100th celebration. Thanks again to my Dad for incredible seats right behind the “X” on the Red Sox dugout. I noticed Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky sitting by the dugout an pulled out my camera. After a few clicks, he turned, looked at me and pointed. Then he gave me the thumbs up! I never saw him play, but I know what he meant to my dad, the team and the legion of Red Sox Nation. Godspeed, Mr. Pesky.
I have been fortunate to attend some amazing baseball games. Fenway’s 100th anniversary game last Friday will join that list — not for the Red Sox play, but for the amazing pre-game celebration. Nearly all living, former Red Sox players took the field.
The best seats I have ever been in put the game over the top. Right on top of the “X” on the Red Sox dugout. The game and the players were so close you caught every word. Plus it allowed me to capture this great shot of legends Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr. Thanks for the thumbs up, Mr. Pesky!