Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight a long time. Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight a long time. -The Beatles
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! First place, baby. First place. Ha ha! My man! Dustin Perdroia, the Yankees Destroyah. The jump for joyer. The wonder boyer. The real McCoyer. Better than Clete Boyer. Loved from here to Illinoiser. Whoa Nellie! Whoa Nellie Fox. The self-proclaimed strongest 160-pounder in the big leagues has done it again. Like Atlas, the self-proclaimed strongest 160-pounder in the big leagues strapped the Red Sox on his back and just about singlehandedly took town the mighty mighty New York Yankees. Ha ha ha! Hooray Dustin Pedroia! Now I know Kevin Youkilis had three extra-base hits and a two- run triple last night, but this isn’t about him. This is about Dustin Pedroia.
Last night, behind Pedroia’s game-tying two-run bomb and insurance run-scoring single, the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Yankees, 9-7. Ha ha Yankees. While C. C. Sabathia unraveled and Dave Robertson struggled and Chan Ho Park imploded and Joba was dismantled and Damaso Marte became unglued, the the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Yankees. Ha ha Yankees. It was the first time the Red Sox ever posted an opening-day victory after trailing by as many as four runs. They wouldn’t have this year either if not for their second baseman.
Big Papi: “You don’t know how good this kid is, how tough this kid is. Nobody knows. I realize he’s a little guy, like 5-foot-3, but he plays like a giant.” Like Jett Rink, “Sometimes, any man can be a giant.” Dustin Pedroia is not just any man. He is a Golden Spikes Award winner. He is an MLB Rookie of the Year. He is an MLB MVP. Dustin here’s got a job. Dustin”s got prospects. He’s bona fide. What are you? I’ll tell you what Dustin Pedroia is. He is the heart and soul of this Boston Red Sox baseball team.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!