Ignoring the fact the Sox just got swept by the Angels, I'm using today's blog to post my favorite Dustin Pedroia quotes. If I want to bury my head in the sand like an ostrich and pretend the weekend didn't happen, I will.
Besides, the boys head to Seattle tomorrow night and we could be 3 games ahead and in first place come Thursday. It's like my little brother candaon said to me today; it's a long season.
While you imagine the drum roll, here are my Hall of Fame lines from every body's favorite Munchkin. (Please don't take this as gospel. I'm going off only my own hazy memory, and considering the fact I have Rakes for a son I hope everyone will forgive any error I make.)
Remember, this guy is 5 feet nothing and weighs about 160 pounds; Soaking wet with his shoes on.
A. While flexing his arms to a group of athletes that include NFL players, Pedie yells "Check out the Guns!" at a training complex in Arizona.
B. In college, playing for Arizona State Dustin would yell at the opposing pitcher "you better get used to it... I'm gonna be hitting rockets off you all day!"
C. Taking batting practice with the Sox before games, the wee fella likes to yell "Get ready for the laser show" and I hope I don't hurt any kids in the upper deck today!"
D. Hitting a HR off anyone, the diminutive 2B will come back to the dugout and shout to anyone who'll listen "It was 95mph coming in and 195mph going out!"
E. After fouling off countless pitches from the Rangers closer Eric Gagne, Pedie hits a go ahead HR. Upon reaching the dugout he exclaims "That guy better learn another *expletive* pitch!"
F. Either Joe Mauer or an anonymous Blue Jay player (blame Joe Morgan for my confusion) once told Pedie "We don't know how to get you out." Pedroia's response? "Neither does the rest of the league."
Finally, the one that makes me laugh every time. After striking out against the same guy again, Pedroia comes back to the dugout and has one of his teammates ask the following question.
"What's he got?"
"He ain't got s**t."
Off to Seattle, and bigger and better things.
A Pedroia Home Run wouldn't suck either.