Thursday, February 19

It's just Pedroia being Pedroia....


Since games have yet to begin, and the highlight of many early spring training days is pitchers covering first base, we here at ITM figured we'd pass along some great Dustin Pedroia quotes/stories form today....because let's face it, it's much more entertaining than saying Ramon Ramirez looks good taking grounders off the mound....


Today all started with Pedroia winning the "golden paddle" for best ping pong player....seriously, is there anything this guy can't win?...(ok besides a dunk competition, I can hear you saying that from here) As you can imagine, Pedey was not quiet about winning the championship over Jed Lowrie, he was sure to let everyone, including Comcast Sports, know he "is the greatest".


From there, the media got more Pedroia instant classics.....this from WEEI coverage...

"Second baseman Dustin Pedrioa was his normal wise-cracking self during a morning session with reporters, noting that one looked like Dr. Drew from Loveline and telling David Ortiz he was dressed like Waldo in a striped shirt."


Where does he come up with this stuff? Loveline? I sometimes wonder if Ortiz thinks about how he could literally step on Dusty and put an end to all the yapping....but somehow Papi continues to shake his head and strut away laughing at the little man.


The day ended with Tito's media session to give an update on the team. Again, not an eventual day on the field, but Francona did share this story about Dusty....

"Last year, I introduced [Ken] Macha to [Pedroia] and Macha was just making conversation with him and said, 'Hey, you remind me of Chad Curtis,'" Francona said."Macha meant it like a real compliment, but Pedey was like, 'Are you [expletive] me?' Maybe he's right? It went from just trying to introduce him to I had to hold Pedey back... Good to not introduce him to anybody."

Good for Pedroia, what kind of ROY/MVP would want to be compared to a no-named .264 career hitter. Gotta expect that kind of response from Dusty at this point. Surprised Pedroia didn't take a swing at the old man.

2 comments:

Soxin09' said...

Absolutely love this guy! Back to back MVPs are coming.

Joe Murph said...

I think I could take him in ping-pong. I have nothing to base that on and frankly my eyesight is deteriorating, but I feel pretty confident I could whoop him.

Custom Search
Free Blog CounterEnglish German Translation