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Miller: Turmoil, frustration wearing on Pedroia as Red Sox stumble to finish

Joy formidable…the last drop.

Dustin Pedroia is wary. Talk? Maybe in a moment. First he’s gotta call home, and then he’s gotta do something else and then ... well, what do you want to talk about?

It’s hard to blame him, surrounded as he is by so many land mines. Around here, the next explosion might coincide with someone’s next step. Nobody knows where all the wires are hidden. Nobody appears capable of figuring out how to avoid tripping them.

“Dude,” he says. “I don’t want to do this interview if you’re going to make me look like crap.”

It is one of the most disconcerting sights of the summer.

No, not the Red Sox losing games. Their spark plug losing his joy.

“I’ve already been dragged through the mud for no reason,” Pedroia growls.

Repoz Posted: August 29, 2012 at 01:33 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bigglou115 Posted: August 29, 2012 at 01:47 AM (#4220877)
You know, any other player on any other team stays so up-beat despite going through the mess the Sox have been through they'd say he doesn't care about the team. Never will understand why Pedroia's the exception. Of course, maybe that treatment should be the rule and not the exception.
   2. Dale Sams Posted: August 29, 2012 at 02:41 AM (#4220883)
The point is simply to wonder if he has any more idea than the rest of us as to how this train derailed so spectacularly. Seven seasons in, he has never played for a loser. Until now.

It is not his job to think about it or to dwell on it, he says. Talk to general manager Ben Cherington about that.


(high-five)
   3. Shredder Posted: August 29, 2012 at 09:08 AM (#4220971)
Joy formidable…the last drop.
Well, the Sox are under a magnifying glass, and he just doesn't want to see them like this, whirring toward a losing season.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: August 29, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4221032)
You know, any other player on any other team stays so up-beat despite going through the mess the Sox have been through they'd say he doesn't care about the team. Never will understand why Pedroia's the exception.


I didn't read the whole article but the excerpt paints him as the opposite as up-beat.
   5. bobm Posted: August 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4221068)
“Dude,” he says. “I don’t want to do this interview if you’re going to make me look like crap.”


"That's not how we do things around here."
   6. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: August 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4221292)
We'll take him off the Red Sox hands for an almost new Jemile Weeks and other stuff worse than that. My delusions know no bounds.
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 29, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4221310)
Well, the Sox are under a magnifying glass, and he just doesn't want to see them like this, whirring toward a losing season.


Well done.
   8. Mattbert Posted: August 29, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4221317)
Well, the Sox are under a magnifying glass, and he just doesn't want to see them like this, whirring toward a losing season.

Quality.

Pedroia needs to give a big roar, and tell those bean-counters in the front office that the Red Sox, with their resources, should not be austere. So they can take their heavy abacus and shove it.
   9. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 29, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4221386)
We'll take him off the Red Sox hands for an almost new Jemile Weeks and other stuff worse than that. My delusions know no bounds.

Seconded.
I like Weeks a LOT, but Pedroia is much better at the baseball. Very easy to root for. Make it happen, Billy Beane!
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 29, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4221394)
You know, any other player on any other team stays so up-beat despite going through the mess the Sox have been through they'd say he doesn't care about the team. Never will understand why Pedroia's the exception.

“Dude,” he says. “I don’t want to do this interview if you’re going to make me look like crap.”


Let's play #2!
   11. Greg Franklin Posted: August 30, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4222727)
Bradford got a Petunia interview even more in-depth:

Link

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