Spring Training: in Fort Myers with the Red Sox

The Boston Globe’s Sox beat writer, Peter Abraham, is going through his first Spring on the job with the team. One of the things he said he was looking forward to was meeting Dustin Pedroia, or as we at ‘Voices call him, D-Ped [[editor’s note: no, we don’t because that’s a retarded nickname.]] Anyways, this came to Abraham on the tip from Derek Jeter no less. Jeter played alongside D-Ped in the WBC last Spring and it was bromance at first stairing contest, by all accounts.

Since Pedroia is apparently so goddamn entertaining, Abraham has been posting Pedroia “quote of the day” pieces for the last week or so. They are generally hilarious. Todays may have been the best. It concerns the Sox’s new Cuban SS phenom/prospect Jose Iglesias:

Scene: The clubhouse at the Player Development Complex.

Pedroia sees rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias across the aisle.

“Hey rookie,” he says. “You’re supposed to wear a jersey out there. I don’t know how it is in Cuba with Fidel, but I’m running this joint.”

Iglesias laughed.

“I’m serious,” Pedroia said with a straight face before cracking up.

-T*V

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