Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Video: Dustin Pedroia leaves game to tend to wife in labor




Nature called on Wednesday night for Boston Red Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia. The 3-time All-Star and former AL MVP (2008) exited the game against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning after being informed by manager Bobby Valentine that his wife, Kelli, had gone into labor. The Pedroias are expecting their second child.

Aside from helping produce the greatest miracle known to mankind (birth) the 28-year old has been a lone bright spot for the disappointing Red Sox this season. He currently sports a batting average of .295 to go along with 15 homers, 60 RBI and 34 doubles. His team, however, finds itself alone in last place in the American League East Division at 64-79, and has many around Beantown clamoring for Valentine to be fired. The club virtually threw in the white towel recently when they traded away a handful of their best players, thus ending hope for a late-season resurgence.

But for now, Red Sox Nation finally gets a dose of good news in 2012.

17 comments:

  1. I think it was wonderful of Dustin Pedroia to put his family first over baseball to be with his wife during the birth of his child. I am sure not many men would not have made that same decision. KUDOS TO YOU, DUSTIN BEST WISHES

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    1. I am glad to see Dustin went to his wife's side during the most precious moment in any parent's life. I cant stand the Redsox but Dustin is a stand up guy.
      As far as your comment "not many men would have made the same decision", well you sound like one that has been left at the alter too many times. In my humble opinion if you are of the male persuasion and do not "make the same decision" then you are not a MAN!

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    2. I agree! A lot of guys might call the hospital to find out what's going on, but for Dustin to actually leave the game and go to be with Kelli is so cool. He seems like a really great guy anyway, and this just proves it. Congratulations to the Pedroia family and especially the newest little Pedroia!

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  2. i dont know any one who wouldnt have done the same

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  3. Congratulations Dustin!

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  4. Dustin, you are the best, both on and off the field!

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  5. Now now...guys.

    If you can, you do. But sometimes you can't. Many children were and are born while Dad simply could not be around...like military children.

    My third son was born while I was in the OR saving a life.

    And sometimes even if and when you can, you just don't:

    Imagine....Red Sox at the top of 9th inning, 7th game of WS against the defending Nats. Stras was called from the bullpen with two day rest to protect a one run lead- bases loaded, two out. Dustin was supposed to go at bat. ...but wait, a pinch hitter!!! Where is Dustin?

    He left an inning ago because wife went into labor. Imagine...

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    1. Imagine what? That he did what he's supposed to do, put his family first? What difference does it make if it's a crucial AB in a WS game, or a meaningless spring training one? Yes, there are many fathers who can't be there to witness their child's birth. Our heroes in the military fighting overseas, for example. That wasn't the case here. He could be there so he did what he had to do. Anything less is unacceptable.

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    2. Oh so what! Good for him. There will be another game.

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  6. Great man! Dustin P You are an example to other fathers to be.

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  7. Dustin P is consummate. (adj.) The ultimate RedSox stud.

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  8. Just goes to show you...ain't nothin' we won't argue about...lol Best wishes to Dustin and his ever increasing family from a Texas Ranger fan!

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  9. Congratulations to Dustin and Kelli on the birth of their son. And isn't this rest of this discussion rather silly.

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  10. are you kidding me? In the middle of a game? They pay him millions just so he can miss things like that....WOW...RED SOX should trade him next..smh

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  11. If the Sox were actually relevant this year, he may have stayed. Luckily, they are the laughing stock of baseball and are at the bottom of the AL East where they belong

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  12. Can you see Brady leaving a SUPER BOWL game when his nwife is in labor ????!!!! Give me a break !!! ONLY IN CCCCHHHHOOOOWWWWDDDDAAAA TOWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. SORRY. Not a SUPER BOWL game . How bout just a "regular game" ?????!! AMAZING !!!

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