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Dustin Pedroia Dances His Way Around an Out at Home for the Game Winning Run

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With one out in the top of the tenth inning of a tie ballgame, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate as Dustin Pedroia led off from first base. Now, Pedroia is far from being known as a slow runner, but at 33 years old, he’s even further removed from his former 20+ stolen base seasons … but I guess someone forgot to tell him that.

Because when David Ortiz cranked a line drive into the gap of right-center field, Pedroia hustled around second base, and started barreling for third. Instead of hitting the breaks there, however, he dialed things up a notch, and tried to make it home. Unfortunately, the ball beat him there easily. Fortunately, Dustin Pedroia’s been practicing his shimmy.

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What Dustin Pedroia Giveth, Dustin Pedroia Taketh Away

Having arrived late to the party, Pedroia tried to make an entrance through the back door and – who knew – it was wide open. Pedroia does a little shimmy, the ball kicks loose, he scores, and the Red Sox went onto win 3-2.


We’ll file this one firmly in the “good luck,” cabinet.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.