Mississippi governor has Red Sox connection from high school days

Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi claimed a New England connection last week as he confessed to being a Boston Red Sox fan on the strength of his longtime friendship with a former team catcher.

Stopping by a frequent political haunt, Chez Vachon in Manchester, Barbour told a table that included Mayor Ted Gatsas that he played on a two-time state high school championship team with Jerry Moses.

He said that he cemented his bond as Moses moved onto the team.

“We had always been Red Sox fans, Ted Williams,’’ Barbour said.

Moses, as it turned out, showed up at Barbour’s event that night to cheer him on.

Boston Globe
4/17/11