Found November 07, 2012 on NESN.com:
Dustin Pedroia is unquestionably one of the leaders of the current Red Sox, with his views and words setting a tone for the team. That’s why it was such a mess last spring when Pedroia got caught in the middle of comments made by new manager Bobby Valentine about veteran Kevin Youkilis. Valentine seemed to suggest that Youkilis was not playing hard anymore, and Pedroia quickly jumped to Youkilis’ defense — but seemed to take down the manager himself in the process. Now, with both Valentine and Youkilis out of town, Pedroia remains a leader on the Red Sox, learning from the mishaps of a season that went wrong in plenty of ways. Pedroia said Monday that, while he regretted how his words about Valentine came out, he wouldn’t change his defense of his teammate. “I regret I said that in that way,” Pedroia said Tuesday afternoon on WEEI. “But I’m proud to a point where, you know, to be a team leader, you need to have your teammates’ backs under any circumstances. … I felt like Youkilis wa...
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