Not that I don't trust Dustin and his Napoleonic Nads, but I'm praying we don't see him waiting on a relay throw as Vlady or Gary Matthews Jr. are barrel-assing down the 3rd base line with a head of steam.
Had Beckett not come down with the stiff neck, the roster move would have been made for a catcher, which still might happen tomorrow (with the Sox sending Pauley back down to Triple A). But with the two players who have offered to be the emergency catcher both on the disabled list (Alex Cora and Lowell), Francona was in a bind.
Guess who offered?
That's right. Dustin Pedroia.
So, in a pinch, the second baseman will be heading behind the plate.
Edited by mabrowndog, 22 April 2008 - 04:24 PM.