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Yes, Calvin Pickering, Carlos Baerga and Nick Esasky showed up for the Fenway bash

Apr 20, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

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There was no keeping up with all 216 players to show up on the Fenway Park field for the 100th anniversary celebration today. Fortunately, the Boston Globe has a list of all those in attendance.

Among the one-and-done Red Sox there were Carlos Baerga, Mark Whiten, Nick Esasky, Calvin Pickering, Sean Casey, Luis Alicea (I guess it only seemed like he was there for five years of mediocrity), Anastacio Martinez, Nick Green, James Lofton (no, that wasn’t Kenny), Kevin Jarvis, Wayne Gomes, Billy Jo Robidoux, Scott Schoeneweis and Dave Valle (.158 in 76 AB for the ’94 Red Sox).

There were plenty of notable absences, too. We knew Curt Schilling wasn’t coming, and Roger Clemens probably has some other things on his mind. But Wade Boggs couldn’t make it. Semi-active major leaguers Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon weren’t there (Manny’s suspension might not have permitted him to be on the field anyway). Trot Nixon reportedly was attending his son’s Little League game. Yankees employees John Flaherty, Tony Pena and David Cone apparently weren’t willing to put on Red Sox uniforms. Dave Roberts had coaching obligations with the Padres.

Some other former Red Sox missing: Fred Lynn, Mike Greenwell, Ellis Burks, Bill Mueller, John Valentin, Troy O’Leary, Doug Mirabelli, Orlando Cabrera, Mark Bellhorn, Marty Barrett, Rickey Henderson, J.D. Drew, Bob Stanley and Rich Garces.

  1. detroitfanatic - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Nick Esasky’s blind ass owes Braves fans an apology

    • Jack Marshall - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      Yeah, what a nerve to get an inner ear disorder and be dizzy for four years,

  2. Jack Marshall - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Very much missed seeing the Boomer and the Hawk.

  3. micker716 - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I think this is the season Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten finally puts it all together.

  4. xpensivewinos - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Glenn Hoffman is the third base coach for the Padres, too. So yeah, he has nothing better to do…..

    Bummer as it relates to Lynn, Greenwell and Barrett.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      Sean McAdam had some tweets about some of the guys mentioned. Lynn is celebrating his 25 wedding anniversary in France. Boggs had a charity commitment in Florida. Billy Mueller’s in the Dodgers’ front office. Trot Nixon was attending his son’s first little league game. Bob Stanley is coaching the AAA Las Vegas club (!).!/Sean_McAdam

  5. sandpiperair - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Where the hell was Trot Nixon???

    • 18thstreet - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

      Son’s first Little League game.

      • sandpiperair - Apr 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

        That’s a good enough reason, I guess. Sure would have been nice to have him in attendance.

  6. mybrunoblog - Apr 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    No Boggs, Lynn, Stanley, Greenwell and a few other biggies surprised me. Guess I’m thinking like a fan but I would’nt have missed this for anything. A special day, well done by Red Sox.(yes, I’m a Yankee fan)

  7. jwbiii - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Fun fact: The gift shop at The Cell is named after Carmen Fanzone.

    • detroitfanatic - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:45 AM


  8. hojo20 - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Roger LaFrancois was there today. The pride of southeast Connecticut had 10 AB’s with the Sox in 1982. Back then, he visited my grade school for career day. I asked him if the Royals Stadium fountains were a distraction for a hitter. He probably thought this then 10 year old was nuts.

  9. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    what a joke their franchise is and fan base, why does anyone even report on this? Realy now

    • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      Mr. dirtyharry1971, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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