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Mar 30 2007

Johnny Pesky Banned From Dugout By MLB

Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky!!! Johnny Pesky!!! It is amazing what an 87-year old man can do to boost the moral of a baseball team. Johnny Pesky, Mr. Red Sox, has been with the Sox for the past 57 years as a player, coach and manager. He is a Boston icon and loved by the fenway faithful.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the team was told by the commissioner’s officer it will enforce the rule that limits uniformed personnel in the dugout to players, managers, and six coaches. Francona said the Red Sox received a stern letter from baseball threatening substantial fines. “I sat down with him and talked with him about, and he was hurt,” Francona said. “I understand. But the rules are what they are.”

“I think his time has come,” Grady Little said. “When you get to the age of Johnny Pesky, his reaction time is not like it used to be, so you’re concerned with Johnny’s health — not only in the dugout during the game, but also during the workouts when he’s out on the field. It’s a tough situation, but I’m going to have to agree with Major League Baseball.”

I would have to disagree with the decision because this is no ordinary person, this is the legendary Johnny Pesky who had a foul line poll named after him. They can kick Johnny Pesky out of the dugout but they can’t take his spirit. Johnny, you will be missed in the dugout and your amazing attitude will always remain.

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