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Dustin Pedroia: This team "meshes together"

Jul 9, 2013|

Dustin Pedroia joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the new coaching staff, the difference this year with the clubhouse atmosphere, and if he's talked contract extension at all with Cherington.

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There's a high fly ball to left field pulled down the line -- put -- on -- -- -- -- gone. On our mind. Why they want to work habits and I think they won't want they. It's made -- first -- is -- first pitch ball plugged it looked at past that would put more if you could talk. Over -- Roddick next everybody's napping by laying down a point out of course it prevailing click on that Pedroia. Right on the first one feeds coming in hiding drive to center field backing up grassroots. Now backing up to that track backing it can't get it. It's over 101012. Down -- the -- off the -- but I think around second he's monitoring it very fly there. When I'm pliable that the good into the left field backing up Cabrera turning around and what you're looking fit guy. -- -- The block them. Why he's playing like right center field and other basic -- dry yet. Here comes out very good score seven don't want red side hideous gray -- at night and these last few games he's gone six for seven. He drives in his third run of the game and I never even he would imagine that. Media members could be. Compared to an athlete and baseball player but it can't help. One time I met -- He's in -- just -- all the rest. I'm sure he will be excited to hear him and I can't wait to. He's one of those guys that'll talk about and never show up next and so. I'm -- the good old fashioned apple. I forgot about those kind words like up Dustin Pedroia a couple of years ago month -- 937. WEEI. Highs in Seattle but 1030. He's probably uniform at the ballpark already time for tonight's game he joints on the AT&T hotline Dustin much -- how -- you. I'm doing good guys I was trying to think about not talking about -- -- united -- realizes. Europe and yes that I couldn't push up front upright and go to a lot of the media members who cover your team guys to -- in the -- don't show up you were talking about me after a big push up contest it's spring training and a couple of years ago. At what point during this year it was preacher and it was during the year did it click for you that this team. Little bit different that baseball is going to be the focus and maybe just having a different group of guys than -- just last year but. -- last couple years that baseball was the focus for this Red Sox team. I'll bring in our act and there are turning to what we all got together. You know -- though we're sharp practices you know try to build a foundation -- we're trying to do. To detention that because the game. It was it was it was pretty probably also. Won't talk in baseball history buried now you know each day that's a that's the opera house so it's pretty special group -- at all. You know I know -- last year was difficult year that don't necessarily think you want to carry you much over. Into this year but I go back that last series against New York in new glow appeared and a year we get 69 win team and you were broken finger in and you play in those last two games and I almost felt like that kind of attitude what you did. Can carry over kind of just to show some of these young guys what it's all about like playing those games 69 wins. Now like -- arena that's basically it right now. You know aren't. -- -- -- the game didn't didn't mean much to arcane bit of that and has some tutorials and that's the Yankees although both those guys is you know Cadillac inside the division. It's -- respect and our respect for the game in one of those let's talk first part of the question and that question doctor. Implying -- -- are sort of those change it's. You know the Orioles -- out here before you know basically collar -- flat it is here in the -- obsolete. The race was the plan also. You know on its response goes beyond their quiet and that's my job has been on the plane elephant in the women's. And all the guys. It was different fields spring training by a couple characters and you know. But he Victor Reno Jonny Gomes Ryan Dempster assistant jokes around as a professional at what he does how big of a rolled -- think those guys did coming in and and you know messing with you guys as well Ewing David. Are there that'd been great although it is there they've definitely taken pressure -- you know me and David. Doing some of the other things you know not not haven't we can just concentrate on playing the game indoor and on the hill because we know it's a separate. That clubhouse. Or well worn out to dinner or whatever it is in matches together that. And personality their rosters -- he -- -- -- Jhonny Gonzalez error anybody like you know. Mike Napoli that are great except that victory announced they're unbelievable. All the guys you brought -- on it's it's. It's right right when they walk in the door for training -- there the most the most it's so much it was altogether. Yeah. It was that -- block. But could you imagine that come around July 4 that Jonny Gomes -- beard looked at that. There I think it actually looks great -- What. He's a -- it's actually true line about a month ago I don't get out of control like trumpet and a walk hitters aren't looked to me it goes we -- -- Why we pay general -- We don't do we don't associate your beard like an extra day it just don't do that or no problem and probably get ahead but it. He looks like -- there's that -- I forget -- delta does this Amish mafia show I feel like I want Gomes played now. He's trying out for that on the show wants to prove he can hang I'll be honest with that -- Eight he -- -- -- are I don't care what he. And it may -- -- -- Are always you know but he watches the ball we're tied him at Auburn not so let's get there. You know. Media. A lot of -- was made earlier about a month ago -- the injury you suffered their opening day against the Yankees and I played against you put -- gals at first base -- a ground ball is slid in the first to give up costs and up the first base coach right away say now care. Finally only want is the way I played it's what I do. You know sliding in that bag opening day I think a lot of people wonder what was going on in a month later we find out there was something going on there how much that affect you. In that market talk about and not decide to go on a disabled list. Well first up the Larry I I kind of slip right now liars and it -- so. Are you are you don't run first don't look at first basically look at the first -- -- worked -- -- -- -- try to avoid that you know later. That they've got it that way in the the first you know it was what bride so. Apparent slip -- kind of slipped for the base in it it awkwardly. But in my decision the players it was there. In north got our got a relied errors that result back and basically. So -- its strength that's -- like that it. You know I mean we've gotten into the you can you can probably of that has surprised that it ten years ago I didn't know -- you know bad football. Well I that is our air support I just. Without regard to overcome whatever it is so plate but so it's paper paper -- a certain way at pocono. That was that was basically my thought process the first couple weeks that was pretty good score -- it it was it's like -- was my box and it was up. Follow through the like apple but in a fun way to adjust you know. Experts different like about all you know smaller candle that are you know bigger well Switzerland honor so. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I got through it. Were you annoyed that actually get out you actually ask questions about the injury that bother you that -- got out that maybe -- -- a little -- Are -- outlook sort of opt out of it there irons in there -- so. You know region to. It says. Release information about -- injury history you know right. I that I didn't want that happens so there are little those who are upset about that let things happen you know so a bit over. And a guy playing up the middle with right now Jose cliches you know completely. Different header conference was the play just talk about discipline at the place it all pitches hit them everywhere right now and -- the bottom for years of his hands about not seeing guys smooth and a play at Omar Vizquel bounty -- -- is anybody's quick. Is quick hands is this kid is what's the biggest difference from last year what you've seen in this year. We're more confident I mean just Kuwait are the ways. You know going to walking -- stretch -- he's he's Sully is Brokaw and his game right now. You know or result all and wouldn't club let Alex talk about getting all the time we want to get better. And he's one of those guys that listen everything is like arms and he wants. Want to lower. For that slot and I would -- I don't know if you get set to let you know was dropped the ball and it relates throw it. We're on double cut -- -- -- -- joke or what about the glove and got our immediate. In our poll of growing up like he always delivered not behind you looked up walk -- it. Eat you know a lot of guys you know be -- -- -- okay. It you know you're always going to work that our understanding you know that aren't right I'll let you out there it goes community he's become a better. Baseball player understanding situations. Like on the fly it. Authority isn't it gets to a point where he's he's he's going to be one of natural serve. Well he's getting -- -- getting credit dust and for his approach the plates talked about his being aggressive and to me it's just. He looks like a different hitter in terms of when he's down 02 delegates behind an account he seems. Less flustered is that something you guys talked about terms of being calm at the plate even when he he fell behind in the count. On envelope I mean basically -- out now we don't talk about approach you know what you try to do in Europe certainly. The last lap I thought it's okay trajectory and she looks -- -- if you get a good pitched it in. You better hit it you're gonna get want if it wants so. But you know I've heard so startled you know his his hands are so good at that. Even if your panel votes to relax in the ball because you can reactive and your answer good -- Make solid contact and can shoot shoot the ball the other way here or at the -- six -- -- -- line -- in the gap -- earlier. But ever feel like you're going to be over perhaps because -- -- let you have it it's it's an amount that if you love it so that the income you don't try these auctions. He's been doing that all year it's it's fun to watch. You know -- but for a comes over here is this guy shifted all over the place in Vegas last homestand at double play you turned on the other side a second that drew fed -- As a that he made it look easy is running to the bag. -- -- watched a bad watching the flip how difficult has it been for you you know shifting is much you guys have been in in different positions. -- be all right documents -- but voters probably bordering if I don't work that aren't equipped. You know studying hitters and in. Spray charts and things like that it. Is that recording a lot of times publisher I would collect air assault while they also. You know except for when oracle first Allstate. They're -- so on the double play guy. But sometimes I'll go over shortstop elect our particular there was. What we eat -- -- -- -- one well on second base all year I don't think -- so he said it wherever you overs short. It will put either fired six hole and you know that's the best chance we have to take away yet so. In the situation -- -- -- -- not quite sure all -- on my whole life so I got older. I think it'll all let you know -- -- on -- could think so he's -- also. You mentioned that he knew pretty early -- this is the team is we focused on baseball baseball baseball and how much of that has to do with your manager replace Terry Terry Francona for a long time template from Bobby Valentine last year in the slot. Outside of baseball teams like this year the focus specially for the manager has been about baseball that make it easier to focus on your job when it. It's sort of dated date just about goes on in that clubhouse. Yeah where they were charged with trying to -- that Boris Johnson great on the coach that has been great. But the bottom line that we played better I mean we've you know we've we've fixed a lot better which we've swung the -- well. Oh renovations. Really well what they're aggressive. And all the things we did -- last year or so on. You know that is not. Not as saying you know anything bad about about Bobby you're -- apple last year Britain we played that are based all. And that that's basically you know all the way I think about it Jonathan unbelievable communique. There's the president who has voted on the it's understanding the process delivered to you being involved this particular undergo long way to go or -- strong. Singletary also break we -- no loss -- or broker. But we had to get back on -- that contract and I. You know we've talked with the hot start you guys have been on here now going into the all star break and knows Lester book early on the season dominating but. 345 has been actually amazingly guys on the -- the other night John Lackey is really. Gotta turn this whole thing around this year and always lost some weight put the stuff coming out of his -- Armas. Is is what we haven't seen here in Boston talk about him because he's a guy that. I think god took a lot of heat here the last couple years how's he been this year for you guys. Are admirable it will enact that that that that they I think is the what this sort regardless for a lot of our electric I think black or to China's -- and I know what he's. It is one of the guys that I at least like to face and and you know breaking homers his first appears. And I knew he was he hurt it's it's true that he wouldn't let anybody. -- the world. Now that he's healthy got -- he had Tommy John excellent -- It's it's it's that's fair enough the guys that I say probably forty times and east he's he's relentless. You know -- hit that about president that it brings. You know it's kind of you know on the on the ground here that -- dignity and that on the watch something he's helped out all the -- -- -- took a lot. Feel it has been great to down we've got to get buck back healthy enough. You know what -- be there not markets except probably won't share lacks putrid. Fair to say the guy's face last flight is not your current listing guys you least like to face and Felix Hernandez doesn't. There are actually hit actually hit it feels okay the lap 98 the recent -- thought that you see is. He's what you thought you know he's he's pretty tough that we we have opportunities early you know I'll scored a couple of runs can help some guys aren't. And get but he's he's pretty term itself. We we put the call up earlier to some listeners to record some questions for -- -- joys and good taking our questions gone back -- days -- Bradford and I would talk on Saturday -- time for a couple of quick. Questions from listeners. Certain -- Joey got tackled questions here for Dustin Pedroia. Who tried gamely playing -- with these days and it major right now every sport would you use. What quicker picker which -- now. You know what I the plan -- plate. Cut about a couple here. Played so what my game like instrument tyrant. But it you know on technical little effect on. Would you rather growth Sox prospects. Like Bogart's Bradley and Della Rosa eccentric. -- trade them for a veteran who might bring you another ring sooner. -- It snapped out of general manager at. Educated answer. That. -- can look -- history training. A pretty talented. And and I don't think about all the way so. Well -- like that put it into the debate about. Is that I got nothing good is -- you're live for the now right in in you wanna win in May about time he's got the superstars who knows maybe you won't be here CO sickened. Right now and it's the month it's July and people probably look around a little bit. Yeah I mean I don't I don't really view -- however -- are idea right now you know are right now is that sort of the American League and pitching that we have our own. Cute to please tell everything can help a question but I don't think that necessarily means that we are. You know give up everything. That you know we have that's for the future but murder. You're than you'd use it it's hard it's hard to think about that it. You know right now deputy -- -- it I would Arnold on what we have so. We can keep playing good baseball and with the guys we have got a great job. And you know we've had some injuries -- stuff like that at the -- in us so. We're finally they'll sit there and. You could be any other pro baseball player who would it be and why. -- anybody. Any other price at any other pro baseball player he's not aware of of how proud you are yourself as a player I don't think. -- the she I'm a little -- I. And I'd probably. He looks and edit -- after they the last I had pretty cool that you got adult section and in other. Or yellow -- -- everywhere that. Is critical to get pictures of gas. You know -- that before. You're 35 start here you can -- out -- but not. So. Maybe maybe you know. Yeah -- Jeff Francis and you face -- World Series that that being singled imagine cherry can spring training -- -- in spring training. Dust and then brought up the potential of a contract extension some talks have any else happened during the year any progress for you in the Red Sox. Arm in -- -- senior starter open. Concentrating on playing. -- -- continuing pattern they can back. All of our children that need right now what what you don't. Through the -- coming out since there look at some injuries and you're down because try to get our backs so you know our church is -- -- so. You know what I'm not thinking about that all of my job and brought their -- out what's involved in. And do all I care and so you know that's our content so called. I can't really control so it right for -- -- Yeah see that that's -- Smart movement Robinson technologies he's at the market in -- -- Good good veteran move right -- like. JC though we will see you all gonna see -- tonight throughout the week in the West Coast so we'll see if Citi Field on next week for the all star game. All right thank you forever appreciate it doesn't thank you -- dryer at Sox second baseman manic competed with. Lost by coupled pushups which -- contest couple years ago month Lou not not exist through -- -- -- that competition was Bradford. It was -- soundbites still live right of Bradford. During that push up contest that's the real sound he makes the sound you hear. It sounds like an animal. But it's Bradford grunting. That. Let's do this let's get a break come back -- -- coming up at 2 o'clock and something else going up at 2 o'clock involving older lawyer and Aaron Hernandez keep it here.

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