Could the trade of Shea Hillenbrand mean the end of Johnny Pesky’s relationship with the Sox? Check out this quote from Pesky in an article by Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan in the Living/Arts section of the Globe today:

About this year's team, Pesky said he feels good. But he vowed to end his longtime association with the Red Sox if Shea Hillenbrand is traded. ''If that happens, I'll quit,'' Pesky said sternly. ''I've got my letter all ready for Mr. [Larry] Lucchino.''