Dustin Pedroia has to be the most committed little jockey I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching play. You can say what you will about his arrogant attitude and obnoxious quips like, “Laser show…relax,” but the fact of the matter is no one has worked harder to get where they are than Pedroia has. The 2008 American League MVP is listed at 5’9″. Let’s just say I may or may not have a 5’6″ friend who once took a picture next to Pedroia and he may or may not have been the exact same height as him if not slightly taller.
Dustin’s the definition of a player who has had nothing handed to him and that’s reflected in the way he goes about his business. On Wednesday, we got the chance to see his work ethic on display. The Red Sox second baseman is reportedly going to be on the shelf for about six weeks with a broken foot. Doctors have ordered him to not put any pressure on the foot while it heals, but somehow that hasn’t stopped him from participating in infield drills. Take a look at this video of Dustin Pedroia taking ground balls from his knees with his foot in a boot and crutches at his side, courtesy of NESN:
Hobbling Dustin Pedroia Takes Grounders From His Knees Before Wednesday’s Game (Video) [NESN]