Coming into Sunday, he had reached safely in his last 10 plate appearances, including two straight 4-for-4 performances. Pedroia is so hot right now that Ozzie Guillen was forced to call for an intentional walk. Here's what he had to say after the game:
''I never thought I was going to walk a goddamn jockey,'' Guillen said of the 5-7 Pedroia, a player he actually admires. ''Walking a guy who just came from being on top of Big Brown. Right now, he's on a roll. This guy right now is on fire. No matter what you throw up there, he's going to get it. I can't believe you can change professions in one year, go from the Kentucky Derby to the Boston Red Sox ballpark.''
Ozzie Guillen is pretty funny for a guy who is this close to missing the post-season, again.