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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dustin Pedroia is playing tonight despite a broken finger

So that’s the way we do things around here?

... the former MVP is in the Red Sox lineup tonight, playing second base and batting second against the Yankees.

And why is he playing through a broken finger for a last-place team with two games remaining? Peter Gammons quotes him as saying: “I will change the culture.”

Greg Franklin Posted: October 02, 2012 at 05:45 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Swedish Chef Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4251572)
Peter Gammons quotes him as saying: “I will change the culture.”

I suppose he intends to change it by being a cautionary example of the dangers of macho stupidity.
   2. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4251574)
Orioles not thrilled with injured players in Red Sox lineup
   3. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4251582)
Peter Gammons quotes him as saying: “I will change the culture.”

"And by culture, I mean our medical staff.", he added.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4251592)
Translation: "I really hate seeing us get our asses kicked while I sit on the bench so screw this. If we win, the Orioles owe me dinner."
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4251594)
Shot at Bobby V?
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4251597)
“I will change the culture.”


That is just a purely ######### arrogant comment. What a self important little prick.

   7. Bob T Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4251598)
The only culture Pedroia could probably change now is in a yogurt maker.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4251601)
What is the link supposed to go to? It just comes back here.
   9. Kurt Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4251602)
Wasn't stupidly playing through injuries part of the preexisting culture?
   10. Greg Franklin Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4251604)
The link was supposed to go here. Damn you, clipboard.
   11. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4251606)
Wasn't stupidly playing through injuries part of the preexisting culture?


With Youkilis, it definitely was. I don't really think so for the rest of them, though.
   12. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4251610)
What is the link supposed to go to? It just comes back here.


It's supposed to go to here
   13. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4251623)
Is that a shot as Smellsbury from last year? Or is that over now?
   14. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 02, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4251634)
Actually Pedroia pretty strongly got Ellsbury's back in an interview that just went up on weei.com.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: October 02, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4251713)
Pedroia has already figured into the scoring, so it looks like a good move.
   16. Into the Void Posted: October 02, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4251716)
That's an MVP move right there.
   17. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: October 02, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4251722)
Smart!
   18. AROM Posted: October 02, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4251749)
Dustin Pedroia kicks ass. That just needs to be said.
   19. Tim McCarver's Orange Marmalade Posted: October 02, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4251758)
Do the Red Sox still have a manager? 'Cause if they do, why is he letting a star player risk a bad injury for no reason? Pedroia can't play if the manager doesn't put him in the lineup.
   20. DKDC Posted: October 02, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4251768)
What bad injury is he risking, exactly?
   21. Tim McCarver's Orange Marmalade Posted: October 02, 2012 at 09:05 PM (#4251779)
"What bad injury is he risking, exactly?"

Further breakage of his finger causing a more serious injury? There's no good reason he should be on the field - there's nothing at stake and a lot to lose.
   22. AROM Posted: October 02, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4251785)
If he reinjures it, I'd expect he won't be able to play again until spring training starts.
   23. Greg Schuler Posted: October 02, 2012 at 09:19 PM (#4251794)
From chicken and beer to whiskey and tater tots?
   24. Greg Franklin Posted: October 02, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4251796)
Dustin Pedroia kicks ass. That just needs to be said.
It's like the Bloody Sock Game for a new generation!
   25. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 02, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4251891)
Do the Red Sox still have a manager? 'Cause if they do, why is he letting a star player risk a bad injury for no reason? Pedroia can't play if the manager doesn't put him in the lineup.


Haven't had one all year, why start now?
   26. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 02, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4251982)
That is just a purely ######### arrogant comment. What a self important little prick.

Eh, I disagree. Pedroia doesn't really seem like he's one of those "clever dicks" type. I reckon he just thinks he's being genuine and it's also a bit of a dig at Valentine. He comes across as one of those guys who absolutely despises losing and is probably pretty tired of the "culture" that is now inherent with this team and wants to you know, actually win a game, though they just absolutely f*cked up today's game...

But then again I'm a total fanboy here, so my opinion is probably skewed a bit....
   27. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: October 02, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4251989)
By the way, it doesn't matter if Charlie Gehringer is playing second tomorrow, and Honus Wagner is at short. With Daisuke pitching, this is as good as it gets for the Yankees.

There is something so fitting for the Red Sox in having Matsuzaka pitch the final game of this season. He means nothing to the future of this team, he has been a miserable, overpriced failure, he is terrible, he is possibly the least-entertaining "big money" player I've ever seen, and he was somebody many people thought would be buoyed by the Japanese-speaking Valentine's hire.

What a team. what a season. They actually played worst this September than they did last September.
   28. Bruce Markusen Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:32 AM (#4252014)
Pedroia played well tonight. Kudos to him for playing hurt and trying to beat a rival.
   29. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:32 AM (#4252015)
What a team. what a season. They actually played worst this September than they did last September.

I dunno, this team played more up to their limited capabilities than last September's crew.
   30. Greg Franklin Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4252273)
According to the NYT, Bobby Valentine injured himself when reading the fateful Pedroia text yesterday.

Bobby Valentine crashes bike in Central Park

According to the Times, Valentine said he was reading a text message from second baseman Dustin Pedroia when he had to swerve to avoid people in front of him. He fell off the bike and suffered minor injuries to his knees and hips.

The message from Pedroia was to indicate Pedroia planned to play in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Yankees despite a broken finger on his left hand.
   31. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4252284)
There is something so fitting for the Red Sox in having Matsuzaka pitch the final game of this season. He means nothing to the future of this team, he has been a miserable, overpriced failure, he is terrible, he is possibly the least-entertaining "big money" player I've ever seen, and he was somebody many people thought would be buoyed by the Japanese-speaking Valentine's hire.

And yet at the time the Yankees were seen as lowballing and overly cautious players in the great Dice-K lottery.
   32. Mattbert Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4252308)
Wasn't stupidly playing through injuries part of the preexisting culture?

This.
   33. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4252327)
And yet at the time the Yankees were seen as lowballing and overly cautious players in the great Dice-K lottery.

They made up for it with the $46 million or whatever it was for Igawa.

Dice K was a stunning disappointment on many levels, but he did have a couple of decent years and played a role in a World Series title. Igawa...not so much.
   34. SandyRiver Posted: October 03, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4252558)
What a team. what a season. They actually played worse this September than they did last September.

About the same. I think they were 7-20 last year and 7-19 this year. Awful is awful.

They've gone 23-48 since Papi's injury, winning in his only game since then. For the two weeks in July after the injury, they were 7-7, finishing the month with a 4-game win streak - probably like the chicken running around after its head is cut off. Since then, deleting that one Papi appearance, they've been 15-41. That's almost 1962 Metsian.

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