Outrage in Red Sox Nation after Pesky number defaced

Defaced Pesky 6 outside Fenway Park

"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.

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Boston has the worst graffiti

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Boston has the worst graffiti scene I've come across in major cities. Not worst in quantity, but they have no talent or style.

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?

This is like complaining that you don't have enough stomachaches.

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Ever been to Montreal?

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Ever been to Montreal? (though at that point I wouldn't call it graffiti) There's even an app to point out all the amazing murals.

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unless

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Unless you've seen some of the beautiful work around the world. Berlin and Vienna are great examples; I just got back from Rio de Janeiro and there was some absolutely stunning work. In Boston, it's just bad-looking vandalism, not legitimate art you see elsewhere in the world.

edit: example 1 https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/...
Example 2, https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/...
Example 3, https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/...

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#6

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Should've never been retired in the first place. Waiting for Spike Owen's #5 to be retired after Boggs.

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Rico

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My personal gripe with the #6 having been retired is that Rico Petrocelli - who wore that number after Pesky, appeared in two World Series (1967 & 1975), had better numbers than Pesky in many categories, played 13 seasons with the Sox and was a Sox broadcaster for a couple of years - was never even mentioned.

Rico had almost 200 more home runs, 300 more RBI, played 5 more seasons with Boston (even allowing for Pesky's war service, it would be 2 more seasons), had a higher fielding % as both a SS and a 3B, was more productive in his World Series appearances... I could go on, but the point is he should have at least been mentioned. Had the number been retired for BOTH gentlemen, I would have had no complaint.

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The is art....

People are insensitive to the struggles of Mister Jason and their ignorance to the cultural appropriation of the number 6 is obvious.

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Cal Ripken Jr had his 8

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Cal Ripken Jr had his 8 STOLEN from in front of Camden Yards, so ol' Johnny is doing OK by comparison.

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bad, but

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A pretty crappy move, yes, but it is less offensive than honoring renowned racists Joe Cronin with a retired number (#4) and Tom Yawkey with a section of a street named after him.

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Completely, 100% not related

The Sox retiring a number of a great player, and the city having a street named after a long time Sox owner, have nothing, whatsoever, to do with someone vandalizing Pesky's number.

Edit: Even if the afore-mentioned player & owner were jerks.

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jerks

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Jerks? Hey, I guess calling Jackie Robinson the n-word only makes you a jerk, not a virulent piece of garbage. Good to know!

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"The Sox"

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"The Sox" have decamped for warmer climes. They'll show up on Landsdowne Street when it's time to shear the sheep once more.

(no, I'm not putting down Red Sox fans, I'm pointing out that the Red Sox organization has always been unapologetically mercenary, despite (or perhaps because) so many of their fans' sentimental attachment to the team, and that they've never given a tinker's damn about anything that happens two inches outside their gates or one minute outside their season)

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I don't know...

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is this really significantly more disrespectful than, say, putting his number in a freaking parking lot to begin with?

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Advertising

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This is an advertising piece for the local baseball entertainment corporation.
Yes, it's wrong, and whomsoever should not deface a "memorial" but boo hoo hoo.
It can be cleaned, move on.

It's better than a pile of sick on the street, you know, the sports lover kind full of beer and hot dog/Italian sausage chunks. Not much better, though.

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