Four current Red Sox players attended Johnny Pesky's funeral this week, according to the Boston Herald.
From the Herald:
Word from Yawkey Way is that the Sox front office hired buses to bring players, office and staff to the funeral from the ballpark to the church. The suits, we hear, were surprised and disappointed when the vast majority of the 40 players on the roster didnt bother to show up for the services.
We ordered the buses for the front office to go, knowing that any players could join us or drive separately from their homes, Sox spokesman Charles Steinberg told the Track. Between the ownership, front office, current players and staff, and former players, we were well represented by the people who knew Johnny best.
The current players who attended the funeral were David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Vicente Padilla.
The Herald says that most of the team showed up to Josh Beckett's annual Beckett Bowl and country music show at the Lucky Strike Lanes and the House of Blues.
"The front office was not happy," a source told the Herald.