Re: Biggest punk in Boston sports over the past 10 years?
posted at 3/28/2011 12:33 PM EDT
You think it's ridiculous because you automatically have a negative connotation to the word punk. A punk is a trash talker. One that tries to get under opponents skins through trash talking. Pedroia is a punk just like Marchand and I put them on equal standing.
Here are two articles for you. Guy never shuts up. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/dustin_pedroia/page2
"He also recalls the kid's towering self-assurance: "At 15, he came up and introduced himself by saying, 'We're going to take it to you guys today.' "
"Then, in the seventh, the game's final inning, Pedroia uncorked a three-run home run to push Woodland to a 4–3 lead. In the bottom half, he flipped a double play. "Dustin single-handedly won the game," Rinaldi recalls. Afterward, Pedroia gave his coach an earful. "Who you want on your team now?"http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3512455
"He's a little loudmouth punk."
"I'm telling you, if they play that song tonight, I'm stopping the game. I'm going up to the booth and fighting the guy at the controls. Enough already."
Pedroia yelling to Millar - "Hey, 2004 was like 20 years ago! And all you did was walk! Mariano let four fly! It was not, like, some 12-pitch at-bat!"
"Yeah, he's one of a kind," (Brian) Roberts says. "He and I work out at the same place in Arizona in the off-season, and I've seen him call out NFL players during Ping-Pong games, asking them when they're starting Jenny Craig. He told Brady Quinn, who is a monster, a physical specimen, 'I'm going to rip this ball right off your throat.' He's a piece of work."