Boutin's passing still stings 20 year...

Boutin's passing still stings 20 years later

There are 3 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Sep 17, 2010, titled Boutin's passing still stings 20 years later. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

I had no idea it had been that long. I had just finished my workout at UMass Lowell's rec center last Friday when John DeFreitas, a retired member of the university's athletic department who often works out the same days and hours that I do, mentioned that it had been 20 years to the day that catcher Dave Boutin died.

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Coach Jim Stone

Punta Gorda, FL

#1 Sep 20, 2010
I just read your article about Dave Boutin and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. I am sure the Boutin family enjoyed it as well. That day at Fenway Park was special, Roger Clemens invited him to the Sox locker room after he had met with Jose. He gave him a cap, Billy Maloney was the batting practice pitcher at the time and had arranged the Clemens meeting. It was a wonderful day, I remember it like it was yesterday. It took a lot of people to make it happen. Former teammates of mine, former UML players all helped. Thank you for recalling that wonderful day. Jim
Steve Talbot

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Sep 21, 2010
Dave was a great baseball player and a great friend as well. Great article!I remember that day very well. I think of Dave and his family everyday. We still miss you very much. I now wear number 18 when I coach my son.
Mark Bartnick

Miami, FL

#3 Mar 10, 2013
David Boutin was a great player and person as well.I felt a special bond with David being a pitcher there is allways a bond between pitchers and catchers.I allways remember when David would come out to the mound he could tell when i was mentally not in the game he would pound his glove and give me a pep talk and it allways worked he was the most postive person i have met in my life.there can only be one David i am glad they retired his number he is truly missed everyday.

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