Dustin Pedroia wants you to know that he does not hate Bobby Valentine.It is clear throughout the article that Shank isn't buying the story:
There’s no Bobby V doll in Pedroia’s locker with pins sticking out of it. There’s no Manny Ramirez-Joe Kerrigan thing going on in the Red Sox clubhouse.
“I like Bobby,’’ Pedroia said, a couple of hours before he returned from the disabled list, batting third against the White Sox Thursday night. “I had a relationship with Tito [Terry Francona] over time, but me and Bobby get along great . . . Do I need to wear a [expletive] bike outfit to the field to show I get along with Bobby [Valentine rides his bike everywhere, home and away]? That way, everybody will think we love each other?’’
What about that game at Wrigley Field when Pedroia stayed at his position when Valentine came out to the mound to talk to a Sox pitcher? It looked like a big diss by the little second baseman.If Shank had balls, you'd think he'd just call Pedroia a liar and save us some time; must be a writer's thing.
“I swallowed my dip, man,’’ said Pedroia, sounding very convincing.
A gaffe is the inadvertent telling of the truth, right?
What would make him think that anyone thinks the Sox are unhappy?More often than you think, mate...
“I just get that impression,’’ said Pedroia.
Must be the media’s fault. Time to get out the bike shorts.