September 3, 2008

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey What is going on Here?

With the Pats a couple days from beginning another record breaking season in comes Pedroia and the Sox to steal the thunder. The Sox are in the middle of a great run for the playoffs and have started to establish themselves as a tough team to beat. Since dumping one of the greatest hitters ever to live the Sox have found their identity. At first they couldn't score runs that changed quickly and last night is a great example of that change. Pitching by Jon Lester got the job done scattering six hits, four walks, one run and getting some good team defense. But the hitting of the Sox was the story torching O's pitching for 14 runs on 20 hits. Ortiz had 4 RBI's while Pedroia kept up the MVP chatter with 5 RBI's, his 16th dinger, and 43 double on the season; all from the clean-up slot mind you.
This kid is playing on a different level. He is reaching Bird, Orr, Ballgame, and Brady level that you just don't see ever athlete reach. It happens when a player can't do any wrong they come up with the big shot, goal, hit, or throw when they need to. They drive opposing players and coaches crazy with their inability to make a poor play. It's lights out time where they can do no wrong. It is something fans are lucky to behold you know your guy is gonna take your team to the next level. Nobody saw Pedroia being this good, except maybe Theo (trading Hanley Ramirez) for know Pedroia was his guy. We are all just lucky to have this guy and this team that has found the chemistry to overcome the injuries and loss of Manny from the lineup. It seems every night another guy is getting the job done either in the field, on the mound, or at the plate. Hopefully the Sox can carry this over to the postseason when it matters. Something tells me they will or Pedroia will kick all their asses.

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