According to the Associated Press, a tribute to Red Sox great Johnny Pesky has been vandalized.
Pesky, who died in 2012 at the age of 92, was a part of the Red Sox organization for an incredible 61 years as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, and instructor. Despite the fact that Pesky played his last game in Boston in 1952, Sox fans still refer to the right field foul pole as “Pesky’s Pole.”
A Red Sox spokesperson said that the team found black graffiti on a large number 6 outside of Fenway Park that honors Pesky. The graffiti will be cleaned up, while the Boston police are investigating the incident.
This whole situation is depressing. Though it’s great that no permanent damage appears to be done, it’s extremely disheartening that someone would go out of their way to deface a tribute to a man as beloved as Pesky. Let’s hope that the culprit is identified and punished, and that Sox fans will continue to remember Pesky’s greatness.