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Rookie of the Year.
World Series Championship.
2007 AL MVP.
6 year, $40.5 million dollar contract extension after all of 2 years in the Show.
Dustin Pedroia continues his meteoric rise as role model and hero of 5'6" prematurely bald guys everywhere.
Knowing the Red Sox have this guy locked up essentially for the next 7 years has me positively giddy. I've got the feeling whenever Tek leaves the team that Captain moniker already has a jersey to land on.
As a fellow member of the vertically challenged and the Dad of someone who most likely will make Gary Coleman look positively Amazonian, Pedie's success takes on a special meaning.
After years of MVP's the likes of Bonds, Sosa, Caminetti, Vaughan, and Slappy, to see Pedie win this prestigious award gives hope to every normal guy who happens to be a fan of baseball.
The fact he got such a huge contract only makes me smile even more.
Finally, the normal guy gets his due.
What makes me smile more than anything? Somewhere Hank Steinbrenner is lambasting some poor scout who told him there was no WAY Pedie would be better than Robinson Cano.
Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, Hank.