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And Other Lame Excuses Offered By Dustin Pedroia During
His Meandering Mea Culpa with Rob Bradford

Regrets? He's Had a Few: Pedey's Extreme Makeover Begins
This Just In: Pedroia Always Has Good Intentions in Mind
(It's His Actions You Have to Keep an Eye On)
On Emergency Meeting in a New York Hotel? They Had Those 'A Ton of Times'
On Humiliating 'Passed Out' Bobby V in the Photo? He Was 'Keeping Everyone Loose'
And David Ortiz Was There for the Photo, Too... He Just Wanted Everyone to Know
Pedroia Doth, You Know, Protest, Uhh, a Little Too Much in Audio Version

On This Gem of a Quote From April:

"I don’t really understand what Bobby’s trying to do, but that’s really not the way we go about our stuff around here. So I’m sure he’ll figure that out soon... Maybe [that works] in Japan or something, but over here, [in] the US, we’re on a three-game winning streak.” -- Pedroia to the media on Patriots' Day

Media's 10 a.m. Ambush Caused the Controversial Answer

"Basically there are some things I regret saying. Obviously we're playing a 10 o'clock game in the morning, you get to the field and getting ready to play. I think me personally, I need to know what's going on. It seems like you get surprised when things are said or what's really going on. You kind of have blinders on. You're showing up that day to play the game. I didn't really know what was going on. All the media comes in and asks me if I had a second and start answering questions, start firing away. I didn't really have time to think about what was really going on.” -- Pedroia on the Youkilis Defense quote, to Rob Bradford on

And Pass the Hat, Dusty Can't Afford An Au Pair

"We got in at 3:45 or 4 a.m. and we had a note on our chair. I didn't even get my luggage that day because my wife is nine months pregnant and I wanted to get home. I was under the impression when I got up -- her mom had left town the day before to go back to Chicago, so I've got to make sure I take care of Dylan, who's 3-years-old and flat-out wild. She can't handle him one-on-one right now. When I found out I didn't have any help to have somebody to help with him. We did that night because we knew about Josh's event for so long. So when Dylan woke up I took care of him... It was just a tough situation. Then I got my wife out for a couple of hours at Josh's thing, she was starving and we went out to dinner real quick [at Strega with the Rosses and Ellsburys] and went back to the event. When you look back, yeah, it looks bad, but I had no intentions of disrespecting anybody. That's all I can say. I wish everybody handled it differently. I wish we would have known earlier. Don't get me wrong, if we had known earlier then [sic] a lot of guys … It was tough on the timing. It was hard." -- Dustin Pedroia's adventures in babysitting

Does Laser Show Know Ortiz Debunked
The 4 a.m. Note on the Chair Excuse?

"My No. 1 priority that day was being there, being with family and just sharing that last moment with him. I said on the airplane to everybody, 'Expect his funeral tomorrow. If you can go ahead and show up, go ahead, that would be great.' If they could make it, great. ... The funeral is the last goodbye you give to a friend. There's no way you're a friend with somebody, that person passes away and you're not going to show up to his funeral." -- David Ortiz... could only convince three other guys to do the right thing

And That Notifications About Johnny's Funeral
Were Sent Out the Friday Beforehand?

"The Red Sox sent out an email to the members of the media in town indicating when the services were for Johnny Pesky when the services were on Friday of last week. I guarantee you that it was shared with other people in the organization including the players." -- Tony Massarotti on 98.5 The Sports Hub

More $#*! Dustin Pedroia Says for Money

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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