Feb 27, 2017|
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
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Brad road show. That might open definitely probably would have brought that I don't. Away where you don't know why you're. Brad broad show. That's delicious. Dustin Pedroia and read he was 845. Yes. Last year on the fifth or games that's one of the best. Because of his career certainly the best since 2011. Pedroia is gonna turn 34. This season. And what he's on target for is at least worth conversation when it comes to the hall of fame. He's tracking actually ahead of one of the guys just getting Craig Biggio. It's an interesting conversation is it also interesting. Just to talk about Pedroia is lot life. In terms of where he fits on this team right now. Lot of people already talked about he's going to be the guy he's going to be the guy who takes over the leadership mantle or the what we sat down at Pedroia we talked about longevity. Talked a little bit about his leadership. And and really about his place on the team. Which I think. Is something that. Unless you're in that clubhouse every day you don't really get a good grasp Bob as Brian Butterfield third base coach and infield coach. Explain to me just locker room the other day. Wanted to be good this. If you go to a game where he doesn't speak his. People always do watch the week. Good. Yeah what. My big event for. They know what's it feel low when things aren't right right now and they know you respect what we do. He's got the respect that so he hang around them you know without here it's. Either well prepared for this week please. Freedom. Series a little sit down with Dustin Pedroia. Who always done is found himself. At the elder statesman of the Boston Red Sox. Making guys second appearance on the Bradford showed Dustin Pedroia Dustin we've known each other for a long time correct. Unfortunately. When it when when was the first recollection. For you coming crossed my. Mya full mosque capacity. Might excellence might might everything. Or Revver warrior that was what has been a while but on this and you're still the same shape. Right exactly the league in perfect condition anyway speak you. Speaking of staying the same and and I've changed since then. I think I don't know I may be an avid but but. I look back it was 2006 in case here water. You are holding you 33. The effort feel really old. Now. You feel we're young. I mean I'm. Yeah plan on living on the hundred so. Overnight halfway home. I mean. I it's fair agreed to listen immunity in baseball years eat out the right there you arrayed on the Mendoza line of age so. The says baseball reference. But they like. I don't know me I'm just concede people. Have for baseball players will be so it if you what do you what you want to how are you wanna play for. I don't know I have five more years up to my contract so. And on that it and that's. Figured out from there you're Kabila could decrepit forty hi drew little plate second level no I mean you. Nor do what I do a mash up every year ready to play in and that's my job and. On thing about when you look at a guy the first ball it's you know you look at last year and yeah and you tried to get. Quicker and more rat and all that in the offseason and it really paid off. And how would match Egypt a lot of the same W a knee surgery but it coming into this year do you feel long lines of what you did last year when you were young at 32 years ago. Yeah I feel great. You know I'd. You know did. A lot of the same stuff turning wise getting ready. You know it. At this point you know it's maintaining throughout the year and and and more focusing on recovery stuff and and you know in between games and and trying to make sure you feel good for the next day. So when he retired about longevity. Around New England Brady's the guy right apt did you fall is all that stuff that he does. I mean not I understand what he does and I know he doesn't mean I it I think it's awesome. You know there's there's a reason why successful at his agent and he's. Looks better now than he did when he first came in the league MS plastic surgery and now I think now the line. But no other you know you have to you have to be smarter as you get older and and learn. In a different styles way to train in in the way they carry body suits and be able to perform in in and day on the field. Doesn't matter what's we're playing so you know he's definitely got it figured out because I get a sense. You have a little of that now you might not have the avocado ice cream and that stuff but I remember going over your house and you had your private staff man of the people. Making you like the tortilla soup for our and random once in the offseason is so it it it is there a little of that overweight we are you your contrasted. In sort of of keeping yourself young and in doing that stuff it's not only going out lifting and stretching and everything you have an interest in that. We are eaters. Things always take care your body I mean it's not just in the weight room and throw weights around I mean which is what used to. That's I think that's an ever when used to do. But you know I as you get older you know you're the human body can't take. You know the pounding you know if if you're going in there and and lifting power lifting him and it is. You know when you're younger you can handle some of that but you guys you only got to be smarter. Sometimes. You know less is more whether that's weight or reps or whatever you just got to be Smart. And and eating lies and that's that's a big part of recovery you know if you if you put the right foods. In your body you know you'll you'll heal faster here injured her or recover faster in a sort of karma and the bad gas in bro it's not going to be the same. Car ringgit. It so what is the thing that you may be you do now in that you didn't even do a couple years ago because once again you're are on the edge of being decrepit. I. No I think it's just pay attention more of what she would you know the you know you always on it. It in us sleeping is important obviously I mean I don't take naps but a target you gotta make seriously good. They JJ watt do you like the fraudulent twelve hours now tees at three kids. And our which is just understanding you know what what can make you feel better. Minimum what can make you perform better. So. Retired about changing and evolving and everything now he said you treated how how has that changed how does that change too. Com you win you you that you can go in and have the same intensity in interpret everything else in there and and speak it's he made by. As a 33 year old with three kids I know that when I was 33 field I'll three kids and they've changed how has that changed. I mean it hasn't changed in my job I mean you know I. That their my number one priority for me not to be their dad. You know what when I come to the field I mean I'm still I am I mean I just do my job show up and try to excuse every day and and and get better every day. Well and so Pope when you were younger so when you're you're. Once again when we first cross pass it wasn't he probably wasn't really thinking about anybody else but yourself. Right. -- married and so I really. I am iron 2006 but anyway film. Nam. Same same same thing you know him always. You know you always have someone that that you're with and and in your. Years here in the fight it. So I have slipped out of him. I'm I'm probably maybe he's action may be can be. How much. You use you actually you haven't gotten any better in. Twelve years your job. It's shocking. Which reached the pinnacle when you to week it's like reaching almost capacity I can only maintain my excellence correct in their own world meant. And here's to us it's definitely years. So when you come into took the took the pivot away from my I don't bring everything back to me. So when we talk about heading into this year. And and up what you did last few leading to in the while he worked. Is it was it are you just basically saying hey you know but it worked last year you had arguably your best season had to correct. Yeah I mean I. Think I've been pretty good every year. You know a couple years ago hurt but. I was on the same track so. I think when you play your get. So but when you so when you look at last year and Duke. There's 52 when you when you had a good year. Do you say hey you know whatever adjustments I made I'm gonna keep doing this for the next few years and or. I mean can you learn anything from what you did last. Yeah. Learn anything from the senator you. You know you are you're always learning our starting a better. You know. You always take pieces that that work in and try to try to put it all together. There are so do things I did ten years ago so. You know it he just got bad and sometimes attract them and go from there. Did you so you went to last year one of the quicker and and prioritizing that today and five and put on runs. Did did it do you think it translated to be translate throughout the entire year. Until yergin. No I yeah I felt good. You know so. You know basically or our felt good every year and and until it had a couple I broke my foot carrot in at about that in and I hurt my hamstring stepped in a spongy spot Norman those you know are at a couple hand injuries. But. He can't you can't plan for the stuff so but you know I I feel good for for what I'm trying to do. You know defensively and offensively and and me and my role on the team. Do you think to the hole like. And I talked enough I guess I'm over blowing the evolution of Dustin Pedroia because you've always been awesome since the age of two. But. Is the a lot of people go hating and a lot of people have into this year but people had in this here. And say oh well Davis gone Dustin Pedroia is going to be the guy it was a you know the Rudy on top of them on top of the stool it do you think they when you hear that stuff about the leadership to guide to look at it he probably going to be the same guy that you've always been. And leader before on our senate. You never see him do it says sorry. Problem nobody that's my point that's what and so when you hear this stuff is you like that's stupid. Are related pay much attention that it might my job doesn't change. You know. Sure sure if you ask David right now you know he think I'm pretty good leader. I. Mean so so how did. What what K so it's sort egos and on the right about. So that I mean David. You can't replace him ever. Use. One and a million years guy like that comes around so there's no replacing him there's no. There's no way he can't so it is it's. There there's there's no answer it any anybody's question. I'm going to be the same guy I've been further. How long I've been here and you know. Two pretty good job what I do. Facts are facts there okay well we'll see. Listen it's about proving yourself everyday right in the end this. So. But when you talk about the in this clubhouse and I always say this I remember. Too I used 2007. As an example. That is every bit as his leadership and every corner of the clubhouse would mean the baseball that that's why I know him. No knock contact because they gave him a C and everything else. But at a club house is led by multiple individuals when he says so. Yeah 100% but they're they're there's one guy that. Trumps all and that's that's an inning. Chain of command and anything I mean that you know when there was initially go to tech. Era it's facts. You know and and know where we're lucky we've we've had we've had multiple guys because text help build that. And it's our job to keep keep that going. So again. You're not gonna change what are so are you that guy now. Reluctant like edges that we had a lot of guys like I nobody says that there's one guy who you go to do we've been multiple guys because tech. That's what that's what he did he built that or he was left that was in need to go to one guy got a couple guys got you. Might might listening comprehension is a good. All right so that's good that I'm I'm glad that you straight doubt might miss perceptions of the club baseball club house thanks. Because the I don't know what I'm talking about evidently. Last question do you have. And understand David de. Do you get the contract and everything else like that but do you have any sort of goals in terms of I look at all of them I love doing the Dustin Pedroia this is where Dustin Pedroia is compared to Derek Jeter. But I mean how does that ever. And to your mind now I mean that we got. I'm I'm turning it better every year meant every day. You know I'm sure I'm done playing I'll look back at me like man go. But I can do so that's that's that's from turned to accomplish every day try to get better and and do all I can help us any questions from me. You answer a moment. I think we're on the same level like on graduation thanks for joining us.