Monday, July 14, 2008

All Star Dustin

Photo by Jim McIsaac

Here's our All-Star Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia. I love this photo - it captures to so well the enthusiasm and awe that comes with being a first-time all star. According to reports, the normally "chirpy" Pedie is being somewhat subdued, just taking it all in.

Pedroia was somewhat of a surprise, considering where he was just a year ago at this time. He'd survived (barely) the calls for him to be benched all spring, and had already turned things around enough that the words "Rookie of the Year" were being whispered. He ended up being a key component in our run to the playoffs and, ultimately, the World.

After many forgetable second baseman, he seems to have staying power. And it helps that he is so endearing and such a grinder. Watch him swing a bat, and you have to control giggles. Yet, he unleashes all the power that 5'6" will allow, and there goes the ball out of the park.

Now if we could just find a shortstop who could be his double-play partner. The ones we've had of late have been, well.....

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Blogger Crystal said...

That is such a great picture of Pedie! I'm so glad he gets to be a part of this, he's earned it! :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Ted D said...

Pedie swinging from his shoes like he's 6 ft 6 is one of lifes greatest joys.

And JD hitting a HR tonight?


10:14 PM  

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