In many ways, he (Pedroia) is the anti-Nomar.How many years ago did Nomar depart from the Red Sox, nearly seven? Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on invoking former players names just so someone like Shank can take one more piss on them? Not when you're this petty and vindictive.
Nomar Garciaparra could hit .372 and inspire the worship of Hub fans, but he never got comfortable around Fenway. Pedroia understands and embraces the Boston Baseball Experience.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Showstopper / Stop Right There
Shank's Saturday column focuses on Dustin Pedroia and his five-hit game on Thursday night, helping the Red Sox win 4-2 in 11 innings. Keeping with the recent trend, another readable Shank column continues until the halfway point: