We all know Massachusetts natives would never support an A-Rod or a Kobe Bryant. These players come off to them as ‘arrogant’ and Massachusetts likes humble, reserve athletes such as Larry Bird and Tom Brady. So you could only imagine the uproar from Red Sox fans when this conversation took place between a catcher and a 2nd basemen at the plate after the 9th pitch of an at bat:
Catcher: ‘Man, I don’t know what to throw you to get you out.’
2nd Basemen: ‘Don’t worry, neither does the rest of the league.’
Obviously, Massachusetts would never like such a player. That player: Dustin Pedroia.