Asked Pedey what his numbers are on his birthday (today) and he says: “I don’t know. Probably good.”— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) August 17, 2013
One of my favorite quotes in history.
Pedroia was stopped at the players’ entrance at Coors Field in Denver during the 07 World Series against the Rockies. The security guard didn’t believe Pedroia was a player and wouldn’t let him into the stadium prior to the game. He produced his players’ ID card, and the security guard questioned whether it was legitimate. This quote is how Pedroia responded.
Pedroia hit the first pitch of the World Series over the Green Monster off Francis, the Rockies’ ace.
Somehow, I managed not to have this quote on this Tumblr. That is a tragedy. It has now hereby been rectified.
On Friday night, as the Red Sox took batting practice at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia noticed Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson standing behind the batting cage.
The Red Sox second baseman strode over to Jackson and proclaimed, “Barry Bonds, Dustin Pedroia and Reggie Jackson, the top three players in Arizona State history.”
Someone asked Pedroia how he would rank the three. He immediately shot back, “Kind of a coin flip between the first two,” referring to Bonds and himself – and not Jackson.”