Pedroia Talks WBC, MVP Award, Playing in Boston
ESPN’s Amy Nelson was able to speak recently with Red Sox second baseman and reigning AL MVP Dustin Pedroia about various topics, some more important than others.
One highlight of Pedroia’s conversation was his “MLB ’09: The Show” commercial, in which he pokes fun at his own cockiness. He said he was mostly booed by WBC fans when the commercial came on, which was apparently many times.
Pedroia said that being on the cover of the game was the best part of winning the MVP award in 2008, because he always played games as a kid and dreamed about being the guys he saw on those covers. Now that it’s a reality, MLB should catch on to this kid and how he plays the game of baseball. He plays it well, he plays it hard, and most importantly he plays it CLEANLY. Bravo to the Red Sox for seeing an MVP in a 5’8″ kid who doesn’t really look anything like a ballplayer.
Note Pedroia’s slight inability to keep a straight face when polishing his MVP trophy. The commercial can be seen here:
Besides that and the WBC, Pedroia talks about such pertinent topics as short jokes and the number of Red Bulls he drinks each day. Thumbs down for Amy Nelson for not getting the short joke he tells.
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