”Being big has nothing to do with playing baseball.”

“I just show up to the yard, work hard, and play as hard as I can.”

“I hope to play for the Red Sox a long time.”

“I don’t like losing at anything. Why should I?”

"I don’ really care what people think. I don’t really have to prove anything to anybody. I just have to prove stuff to my teammates.”

“Just because somebody swings one way and I swing another way doesn’t mean he’s better than me or I’m better than him ... Does my swing get hits? Yes.”

“I know this sounds like a cliché, but I really don’t play for money. I play because I love the game, and because I want to make an impact.”

“I’m going to go out there and be who I am, and if you don’t like it, then watch somebody else.”

“Next year I want to be better than this season, and the year after that, better than the year before.”

“I hang in there all the time. I’m not afraid to be taken out. I think that’s the biggest thing to do—just stay in there on the double play.”

“I put the blinders on and just work as hard as I can, and hopefully I’ll just continue to be a better player.”

“I just try to see the ball and hit it. If I get a hit, I get a hit. If I get out, I get out. There’s no secret about it."

Dustin Pedroia, 2008 Heritage


Dustin Pedroia,
2004 Just Minors

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