Happy Birthday Dustin Pedroia!!
Dustin Pedroia turns 31 years old today.
Without a doubt, Dustin Pedroia is one of the most admired and respected players of his era. To do what he does, both offensively and defensively, is what leadership is all about. He sets the tone for the Boston Red Sox, and through both wins and losses he is a face of the franchise.
Not blessed with a frame or physique that is built for professional sports, Dustin Pedroia uses all 68 inches and 165 pounds of his heart and determination to help his team excel.
From playing defense in which each and every out counts, it is not rare to find Pedroia diving on the field with the goal of stopping the ball, making the play, and saving a run. Equally, on offense, he is always looking to advance runners, take an extra base, and tire the pitcher with his aggressive play.
Happy Birthday to a true legend, #15. One day his number will certainly be painted onto the wall at Fenway – Count on it!