Found July 24, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have crossed T’s and dotted I’s, but no “C” ever factored into the equation. The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have signed Pedroia to an eight-year contract extension that will take the second baseman through the 2021 season. But despite a deal that all but ensures Pedroia will spend his entire career in Boston, there will be no captain’s “C” placed on his jersey at this time. And you know what? It’s not a big deal. “I really don’t think about it,” Pedroia said of donning the “C” that was last worn by Jason Varitek from 2005 to 2011. “Every day I get here, I’m focused and I believe we have a ton of leaders on our team. It’s not just me. Every guy that I’ve learned from since my first year, ya know, David [Ortiz]. There’s tons of guys that are leaders and impact our team in a huge way, so I don’t feel like there’s one guy that should have a voice on this team or anything like that. It should be everybody to hold each othe
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