Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/5/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Being the former ball player that I am, I’ve listened to many a great coach speak about our timeless game. As I sit and watch my beloved team, the Red Sox, I can’t help but think back to one quote that made a whole lotta sense to me. I bought into it and I believe in it. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but it truly does make sense, at least it does to me anyway. The coach said, “I want my two best on-base hitters batting first and ninth. I want someone to get on base to start the game and I want someone to get on base to turn the lineup over.” Before I go further, please remember this is an opinion piece and this happens to be my opinion. I’d love to hear yours, so please comment at the end. (Carry on…) Throughout his career, Dustin Pedroia has been the prototypical 2-hole hitter for the Red Sox. He’s a contact hitter, good for moving your leadoff runner up a base, whether by sacrifice or hit, and setting up the heart of the lineup with a r...
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