Pedroia Goldenly Gloved
Dustin Pedroia has won the 2008 Gold Glove Award for his defensive excellence at second base, his first (but not last). He commited six errors in 733 total chances and only one little measly error in his LAST 91 GAMES. He said this after being informed of the honor...
“Personal goals are not big into my mind - I definitely would rather have the feeling after ’07 than after ’08,” said Pedroia yesterday on a conference call after he was named to the AL Gold Glove team. “The biggest thing for me right now is focusing on ’09, getting my body back together and getting ready for next season.”
Peter here...when Pedey was informed that the Tampa Bay Rays' first baseman Carlos Pena had won the same award for first base defensive skills, he said this about his beloved teammate, our Youk...
“I was a little upset about that,” said Pedroia. “I saw that. Youk makes my job a thousand times easier. He goes to his right so well. I can kind of move over, we work so well together. He definitely deserves it.”
Gracious and well said, Pedey. Will the MVP award be soon to follow? That's just another reason to stay tuned, same Sox time, same Sox channel. Seriously, congratulations go to out to Dustin Pedroia. He worked hard all season long, through thick and thin, wins and losses, and you know what? HE MADE US ALL SO PROUD.
The GM meetings are silently and quietly over. No earth shattering bombshells were dropped on us baseball lovers, not yet, but the off season and it's hot stove drama will be in full swing sooner than we think. Have a great Friday as we slide into yet another weekend. You can click on the title of this post for more details of Pedey's well deserved award, and as always, BE WELL. Forever.