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07:13 AM ET 05.30 | Credit Dustin Pedroia for playing through what had to be more than a little pain this season -- each and every game of it. Given what we now know about what Pedroia has been dealing with since the first game of the season -- a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb -- [Wednesday] night could have been Game No. 2 for Pedroia. For most players, it would have been and should have been No. 2. A torn UCL in the thumb takes about eight weeks to heal. ... To Pedroia, the idea of missing April and most of May with an injury he considers nothing more than a flesh wound was repugnant. So was hearing that his previously unknown injury was going to become public knowledge. "People shouldn't know if you're 100 percent or not," [Pedroia said].

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May 30, 2013  07:15 AM ET

tough little mo fo

May 30, 2013  07:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

tough little mo fo

Maybe. But doesn't Pedroia have a history of "playing through injuries" that sometimes turns out to be to the detriment of the team? And, if, I remember correctly, that, at least, on one occassion caused him to be be DLed for a longer period of time than if he had intially just took some time off from the get go?
It appears this may not be the case this time as per the article he was told he could play without doing further damge to his thumb. But Pedroia said in the article that "It???s a player???s decision to shut it down or play... Players play.??????
However, in my opnion, not always because sometimes the player is the last person who should be making a decision whether he should play or not. Sometimes a manager, and his staff, have to do their jobs and make the objective decision whether a player plays regardless whether the player agrees with it or not.
Maybe the public doesn't need to know about whether you are 100% but I think sometimes he is not exactly fully forthcoming with the people who do need to know, i.e., the training staff.

May 30, 2013  08:55 AM ET

G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
54 208 69 14 0 3 29 37 32 29 8 2 .332 .419 .442 .861

May 30, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Looks like this injury isn't slowing him down.

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May 30, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Looks like this injury isn't slowing him down.

Power numbers are down somewhat... and I did say in this case it appears that he wouldn't do further damage and that he was told he could play. So whats your point?
Specifically, I was talking about what I have have detected as a cavalier attude toward being circumspect about injuries througout his career. If, I am wrong about that then so be it but otherwise I stand by what I said.

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May 30, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

would you take the same slant with Jeter? if not, then you're homer

I would. (see the Jeter thread for my opinion on Jetes) And why all the animsoity? sheesh. Believe me if the Yankees did not have Cano I would love to see Pedroia in pinstripes playing at second.

May 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Muddy chicken.

May 30, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Muddy chicken.

dirty rice????

May 30, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe. But doesn't Pedroia have a history of "playing through injuries" that sometimes turns out to be to the detriment of the team? And, if, I remember correctly, that, at least, on one occassion caused him to be be DLed for a longer period of time than if he had intially just took some time off from the get go? It appears this may not be the case this time as per the article he was told he could play without doing further damge to his thumb. But Pedroia said in the article that "It???s a player???s decision to shut it down or play... Players play.?????? However, in my opnion, not always because sometimes the player is the last person who should be making a decision whether he should play or not. Sometimes a manager, and his staff, have to do their jobs and make the objective decision whether a player plays regardless whether the player agrees with it or not. Maybe the public doesn't need to know about whether you are 100% but I think sometimes he is not exactly fully forthcoming with the people who do need to know, i.e., the training staff.

Long way of saying that a player should be honest about his physical condition with his training staff and managers.
It appears Petey has been honest with them over the years, but also doesn't want details about his ailments in the public domain.
Sounds reasonable to me.

May 30, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

dirty rice????

Terry Francona's name for Pedroia.

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May 30, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Terry Francona's name for Pedroia.

ahhhhh.....

May 30, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Definately old school guy. Got to respect that guy for being a hard nosed son of a gun.

May 30, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Pedroia is to the Red Sox what Jeter is to the Yankees.

Yeah, they're scrappers. They don't quit.

May 30, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Definately old school guy. Got to respect that guy for being a hard nosed son of a gun.

He makes up for his diminutive build with grit and tenacity.

May 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He makes up for his diminutive build with grit and tenacity.

I'd take a guy like him on my team any day. Sometimes, when I see Cano playing I wonder why he just doesn't play with that fire.

May 30, 2013  10:27 AM ET

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