From the Boston Herald:
Pedroia did not make the best baseball decision of his career in the ninth inning of Opening Day on April 1 at Yankee Stadium, where he slid headfirst into first base in the ninth inning with the Red Sox up by six runs. He jammed his thumb on the bag and the next day had an MRI. Pedroia said he was told he had a complete tear of the UCL.
The Red Sox played Game No. 53 last night. Same with Dustin Pedroia.
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 — last 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.
Dustin Pedroia has the biggest balls of them all. I mean, who the frig does that? Who completely tears a ligament in their thumb and doesnt miss a game or go on the DL? Dustin Pedroia is the definition of Grit & Balls
Despite playing injured all season, the dude is having a great year. As of right now, he is batting .332, is tied for third in the AL in hits and has an an OBP of .422. And he has been playing Gold Glove caliber defense.
Seriously, its time to change those silly Chuck Norris facts with Dustin Pedroia facts. Ill start:
- There is no theory of evolution...just a list of animals Dustin Pedroia allows to live.
- Dustin Pedroia can slam a revolving door.
- Ghosts sit around campfires and tell Dustin Pedroia stories.
- Dustin Pedroia has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isnt dead...its just afraid to move.