Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz have been around Johnny Pesky for years, and grew close to the Red Sox legendary player, manager, coach, and everything else. They talk about what he meant to them and reflect on times spent with him.
"I started out struggling my rookie year and Johnny was always around," Pedroia said. "He used to stay in the dugout during the games at that time and he could see some frustrattion and stuff that I would have and he would always tell me, 'Hey stay positive keep going, and keep putting the work in because everyone struggles.' And he would always end it with a joke or something to make me laugh. And that was always helpful. He was awesome, man, and we're going to miss him."
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ola Kamara scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Columbus (7-11-11), which played in the 2015 MLS Cup, is ninth in the Eastern Conference, but only five points behind D.C. United for the final playoff spot. New England (9-13-9) is seventh, one point back.
In the 42nd minute, Kamara slid a shot through the legs of defender Darrius Barnes and it got past a diving Brad Knighton. Kamara added a penalty-kick goal in the 84th after he was nudged from behind by London Woodberry.
Kamara has scored five times in the last three games and leads all MLS newcomers for goals scored this season. He trails New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips by five goals for the MLS Golden Boot.
Revolution forward Kei Kamara made his return to Mapfre Stadium after being traded from the Crew in May.
With the passing of Arnold Palmer, CSN's Kevin Walsh looks back on an unforgettable encounter he had with the golf legend
It was May 2000. I had just finished playing golf at Pebble Beach. I walked out of the clubhouse and a Lincoln Town Car pulled up to the putting green, Arnold Palmer hopped out. It was as if he’d fallen out of the sky.
I had my tape recorder with me and asked if I could ask him a few questions about being a caddy in his younger years in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
“Yes, but I have only about five minutes,” he said.
I was very nervous and having trouble putting the cassette tape into the recorder. He eventually took it out of my hands and did it for me.
My nerves were gone.
So we’re talking and the door to The Lodge bursts open and a guy yells “Hey Arnold! We’re in the bar having a beer!”
“Well,” Arnold yells back, “Order me one!”
Arnold was hard of hearing. He saddled up next to me, and tilted his head so I could talk right into his ear. I couldn’t believe I was talking directly into Arnold Palmer’s ear. He was practically stepping on my feet. He wore tiny hearing aids that were only visible if you were as close as I was.
After ten minutes of talking, I reminded him that he had friends waiting, and a beer that was probably warm by that time. He wanted to make sure that I had enough. I did and I was beaming. I’m not sure my feet touched the ground on the walk back to the car.