Dustin Pedroia! So psyched! He’s “Little Buddy” to the O’Malley family – and of course the joke about him being 11 years old surrounded by big tall strapping adults is not originated by us. You know. The joke is kind of universal. I also love how his teammates joked about his short-ness from the beginning (photo below jump). But all of that aside: Little Buddy has very quickly become beloved by the fans in Boston (check out Beth’s retrospect of quotes about him) – and finding out that he was playing for 2 months with a broken bone in his left hand just intensifies the love for him. Also – it’s ridiculous, we joke (with love) about him eating Twizzlers and playing with his X-box in the locker room as all the other big burly players drink whiskey and smoke cigars … meanwhile, he’s toughing it out and kicking some ass and winning Rookie of the Year. It’s awesome!!
Congrats, Little Buddy!!
Photos from boston.com