kobayashi: Terrible 2012 Red Sox Team. Don't know where that last word went.
Pesky, born John Paveskovitch, loved to play hockey. As a kid in Oregon he was a first-rate hockey player, and he would have loved to play in the NHL. His baseball managers never approved of the hockey playing, for obvious reasons. One time Joe Cronin received a phone call from a friend in Portland who said he had seen a fine looking hockey player in a game in Portland.
"You know, Joe, it's a funny thing," said Cronin's friend, "but he looked a lot like your shortstop. His name wasn't Pesky, though, it was Paveskovitch."
Cronin immediately sent Pesky a telegram, reading, "Pesky, Paveskovitch or whatever your name is, get off the ice and stay off."
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